Po·​la·​bi·​an pō-ˈlä-bē-ən How to pronounce Polabian (audio) -ˈlā- How to pronounce Polabian (audio)
or Polab : a member of a Slavic people formerly dwelling in the basin of the Elbe and on the Baltic coast of Germany
: the extinct West Slavic language of the Polabians

Word History


Polab, ultimately from Polabian po on + Låbí, the Elbe River

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Polabian was in 1866

Dictionary Entries Near Polabian

Cite this Entry

“Polabian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polabian. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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