Slavism

noun Slav·ism \ˈsläˌvizəm, -laˌv-, -lȧˌv-\
variants: less commonly

Slavicism

\-lavəˌsizəm, -läv-, -lȧv-\

Definition of Slavism

plural

-s

  1. 1a :  Slavic traits or attitudes b :  slavophilism

  2. 2 :  a characteristically Slavic word or expression occurring in another language

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Origin and Etymology of slavism

slavism International Scientific Vocabulary slav + -ism; slavicism from 1Slavic + -ism


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