from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the Slavs or their languages.
- adj. Of or relating to the branch of the Indo-European language family that includes such languages as Russian, Serbo-Croatian, and Polish, and is composed of the East Slavic, South Slavic, and West Slavic subdivisions.
- n. The Slavic branch of Indo-European.
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- adj. Of the Slavs, their culture or the branch of the Indo-European language associated with them.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Slavonic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Slavs, their country, language, literature, etc.; Slavonian.
- n. The language or group of languages spoken by the Slavs: it is one of the primary branches of the great Indo-European or Aryan family.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
- adj. of or relating to Slavic languages
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Here she did research studies in Slavic languages in 1982-87 and received her Ph.D. in Slavic languages in 1987.
Singular they is of great help as a means of avoiding gender assignment when translating into English from many languages where not only inanimate nouns are gender sensitive, but all agreeing antecedents, verbs (past tense in Slavic languages), adjectives and participles also take syntactic forms of the corresponding gender.
The supply of books in Slavic tongues was extremely limited for Central Power POWs in Allied prison camps.
JP: American Gods did a lot to peak my interest in Slavic myths too.
It means "the", which otherwise you don't get in Slavic languages (though the neighbouring non-Slavic Albanian and Romanian also use a suffix to form the definite article).
People of, perhaps, Mediterranean or South Asian or Middle Eastern descent, the Irish known as "Black Irish," certain Slavic peoples.
The original word Rusini is derived from Rus, the abstract word for Russian fatherland or dwelling-place of the Slavic people; and the English word "Russian" may therefore mean a derivative from the word Rus, as denominating the race, or it may mean a subject of the Russian Empire.
She holds an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Berkeley and a B.A. from Yale.
There’s no problem with ‘double’ negatives (actually they’re intensifying) in Slavic languages either.
In this context, Benedict XVI recalled how, even before their mission to Moravia, Cyril and Methodius were working on a plan to gather Christian dogmas into books written in Slavic.
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