Polabian

noun
Po·​la·​bi·​an | \ pō-ˈlä-bē-ən How to pronounce Polabian (audio) , -ˈlā- How to pronounce Polabian (audio) \

Definition of Polabian

1 or Polab \ pō-​ˈläb How to pronounce Polab (audio) \ : a member of a Slavic people formerly dwelling in the basin of the Elbe and on the Baltic coast of Germany
2 : the extinct West Slavic language of the Polabians

First Known Use of Polabian

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Polabian

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

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“Polabian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polabian. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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