Slav

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

Definition of Slav

: a person whose native tongue is a Slavic language

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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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Slav. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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Slav

noun
How to pronounce Slav (audio)

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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