from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slavic.
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- 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
At this point one realises the gulf which divides the Slavonic from the English temperament.
Alexander, they said huffily, did not speak a Slavonic language.
The expansion of Slavs so far to westward may have been due to the fact that Wittekind, King of the Saxons, called Slavonic tribes to his aid against the Franks.
In this way, we find Slavic peoples talking Slavic (sometimes called Slavonic) languages in the parts of Europe to the east and south of the Germans.
Most of the compositions are settings of Biblical or liturgical texts in Slavonic, which is the language of Pleshakov's youth.
Slavonic which is written in the Glagolitic characters is also the ancient language, but it differs considerably from the Slavonic written in the Cyrillic letters.
'Slavonic' missionaries and apostles, the brothers Cyril and Methodius, who are looked upon by all Slavs of the orthodox faith as the founders of their civilisation.
Derived from robota, the Czech noun for “drudgery” or “toil,” the word came with its own special resonances from Old Church Slavonic, the oldest written Slavic language, and a venerable relative of Czech, Polish, and Russian.
You seen her at that Slavonic picnic last summer at
It pays tribute to his passionate pan-Slavic feelings the title refers to Church Slavonic, a 9th-century liturgical language that the nationalistic composer was keen to revive, but also to his equally passionate involvement with Kamila Stosslov, 38 years younger than the 70-year-old.