Slav

noun
\ ˈsläv How to pronounce Slav (audio) , ˈslav \

Definition of Slav

: a person whose native tongue is a Slavic language

Other Words from Slav

Slav adjective

First Known Use of Slav

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Slav

Middle English Sclav, from Medieval Latin Sclavus, from Late Greek Sklabos, from Sklabēnoi Slavs, of Slav origin; akin to Old Russian Slověne, an East Slavic tribe

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The first known use of Slav was in the 14th century

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“Slav.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Slav. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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Slav

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Slav

: a person from eastern Europe who speaks a Slavic language

Slav

noun
\ ˈsläv How to pronounce Slav (audio) , ˈslav \

Kids Definition of Slav

: a native speaker of a Slavic language

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