from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A linguistic feature of one or more Slavic languages, especially a Slavic idiom or phrasing that appears in a non-Slavic language.
- n. An attitude, custom, or other feature that is characteristically Slavic.
- n. Esteem for and emulation of Slavic culture and politics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The common feeling and interest of the Slavic race.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The common feeling and interest of the Slavonic race.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Slavic character, peculiarities, influence, interests, and aspirations.
I've long studied Pan-Turkism, which arose in the 19th century at the same time as Russian-led Pan-Slavism.
But I don't count religion or Pan-Slavism as reasons, because both Russia and Yugoslavia are multiethnic nations.
There's more than just 19th-century Pan-Slavism or 21st-century Russian pride at stake here.
By awakening the latent "Pan-Slavism" of Eastern Europe, "this Slav pope," as he called himself, boldly challenged the legitimacy of communist governments.
Besides, all this Slavism and nationalism is too old to be new.
Slovenski Jug, an association devoted to Pan-Slavism, was formed in Belgrade.
It was not a question of little Servia but of Austria's battle for life and the struggle of Western culture against Pan-Slavism.
Pan-Slavism of the military sort, with musketry, bribery and all other diabolic black arts, miscalled government, rests on such a slim foundation that it need be but little apprehended.
Pan-Slavism of this nature is the only kind that in truth can ever come from Russia.
Thus it became evident in Germany and in Austria that at St. Petersburg, first by diplomatic and political, then also by military, action a comprehensive attack of Slavism under Russian guidance was being prepared.