dienvidslāvisks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dienvidslāvs (South Slav, Yugoslav) +‎ -isks.

Adjective[edit]

dienvidslāvisks (def. dienvidslāviskais, comp. dienvidslāviskāks, sup. visdienvidslāviskākais; adv. dienvidslāviski)

  1. south Slavic (relating to the south Slavic peoples, their languages and territory)
  2. (dated, before 1992) Yugoslavian (relating to the former Yugoslavia)
    uzvārds jau arī tāds dienvidslāvisks — (his) family name (was) also southern Slavic, Yugoslavic

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Usage notes[edit]

English “Yugoslavian” or “Southern Slavic” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to dienvidslāvu, the genitive plural form of dienvidslāvs. The adjective dienvidslāvisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Yugoslavian”), or in its adverbial form dienvidslāviski.

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