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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slavic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A branch of the Indo-European family of languages, usually divided into three subbranches:
  • proper n. The unrecorded ancient language from which all of these languages developed.
  • adj. Of, denoting, or relating to the people who speak these languages.
  • adj. Of, denoting, or relating to Slavonia and its inhabitants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Slavs or Slavonians; Slavic.
  • n. The language of the Slavs: same as Slavic.

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

Etymologies

From Medieval Latin Sclāvōnia, Slavic lands, from Sclāvus, Slav; see Slav.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin Slavonicus, Sclavonicus, from Slavonia. (Wiktionary)

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