Definitions

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

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Serbia.
  • n. A person of Serbian descent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person of Serb descent (not necessarily from Serbia).
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the culture of the Serbs; Serbo-Croatian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Servia or the Servians.
  • n. A native of Servia; a Servian.
  • n. The language of the Servians; Servian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of a Slavic people who settled in Serbia and neighboring areas in the 6th and 7th centuries

Etymologies

Serbian Srb.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Serbo-Croatian Srbi, from Proto-Indo-European *ser- (“to protect, watch over”); akin to Latin servo ("I guard, I protect"), Old English searu ("weapons, armor"), Lithuanian sárgas ("watchman"), Greek ἥρως (hērōs, "hero"), Avestan haraiti, haurvaiti ("he guards"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When the savages engage in another 9/11 or 7/7 or mumbei massacre, you will see the folly in your ways, then you will see what I call the Serb option becoming a reality in Britain.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • When the savages engage in another 9 / 11 or 7 / 7 or mumbei massacre, you will see the folly in your ways, then you will see what I call the Serb option becoming a reality in Britain.

    Spectator Live

  • But in 1999, Europe and the US could not have just stood idly by while Europeans were being massacred in the name of Serb nationalism.

    Letters: The where and when of protecting civilians

  • Thousands of people protested in Bosnian Serb cities on Saturday against the arrest of Karadzic.

    Karadzic Lawyers Fight Extradition

  • What we seek is a change in Bosnian Serb behavior.

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry

  • Albanian predominance is proved by the fact that – so far as my experience goes, and I tried repeatedly – the Albanians are almost solely Albanophone, whereas the scattered Serbs usually speak both languages, and when addressed in Serb often replied at first in Albanian.

    High Albania

  • He, as indeed did my travelling companions, spoke a mixture of Serb and Albanian, even to each other, and when I questioned him in Serb replied sometimes wholly in Albanian.

    High Albania

  • His grand-children will probably be Orthodox and Serbophone, and his great-grandchildren swear they have been Serb from the beginning of time.

    High Albania

  • Dubai, UAE - Novak Djokovic will take aim at the first title Serb begins play at the Barclays Championships against Spain's Guillermo

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  • He was later held in Bosnian Serb-run detention centres from June to November 1992, during which time his weight dropped from 90kg to 55kg (198 to 121lbs), she added.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

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