Definitions for SLAVslɑv, slæv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Slav(adj)

    any member of the people of eastern Europe or Asian Russia who speak a Slavonic language

  2. Slav(adj)

    speaking a Slavic language

    "the Slav population of Georgia"

Wiktionary

  1. Slav(Noun)

    A member of a group of peoples in Eastern Europe speaking a Slavic language.

  2. Slav(Noun)

    Shortened term for the Slavonian grebe.

  3. Origin: sclave, from sclavus or Sclavus, from Σκλάβος, from earlier Σλαβῆνος, from plural Σλαβῆνοι, from *slověninŭ (compare словѣне 'Thessalonian Slavs', Old Russian Словене 'Slavs near Novgorod', Slovutich 'Dniepr river', Serbo-Croatian Slavonica 'river name'), from слово 'word, speech', from *kléu̯es 'fame'. More at loud.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slav(noun)

    one of a race of people occupying a large part of Eastern and Northern Europe, including the Russians, Bulgarians, Roumanians, Servo-Croats, Slovenes, Poles, Czechs, Wends or Sorbs, Slovaks, etc

  2. Origin: [A word originally meaning, intelligible, and used to contrast the people so called with foreigners who spoke languages unintelligible to the Slavs; akin to OSlav. slovo a word, slava fame, Skr. ru to hear. Cf. Loud.]

Freebase

  1. Slav

    Slav was a Jewish village and an Israeli settlement in the Gush Katif settlement bloc, located in the south-west edge of the Gaza Strip, whose residents were evicted in Israel's unilateral disengagement plan of 2005. The settlement was named after the bird that the Israelites ate in the desert during the Exodus from Egypt.

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