slava

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See also: sláva, slavă, slāva, slāvā, and slavā

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From South Slavic slava / слава (slava), literally "fame, honour".

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Noun[edit]

slava (plural slavas)

  1. Orthodox Christian custom of honoring a family patron saint celebrated chiefly by the Serbs, but also by some Macedonians, Bulgarians, Croats and Gorani.
    • 1942: I was also enchanted at the opportunity of seeing a Slava (the word means ‘Holy’), which is the distinctive social custom of the Serbs. — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 753)

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

slava f

  1. feminine form of slavo

Noun[edit]

slava f (plural slave) feminine of slavo

  1. Slavic woman, Slav woman

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A nominal, derived from the stem of (unattested) Latvian verb *slaut (to make known), whence also slavēt (to praise, to commend, to speak highly) (q.v.). Cognates include Lithuanian šlovė̃, dialectal šlóvė, šlavė̃, Proto-Slavic *slava (Old Church Slavonic слава (sláva), Russian, Serbo-Croatian слава (sláva)).[1]

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Noun[edit]

slava m

  1. (dialectal form) genitive singular form of slavs

slava f (4th declension)

  1. fame, renown (very high evaluation or opinion of a person, a place, an institution, a symbol, etc., by a community)
    aktiera, komponista slava — an actor's, a composer's fame
    zinātnieka, izgudrotāja slava — a scientist's, an inventor's fame, renown
    leģendāra slava — legendary fame
    slavas augstumi — the heights of fame
    kūrorta slava — the resort's fame
    pieminekļa slava — the monument's fame
    dzīties pēc slavas — to chase fame
    iegūt slavu ar labu darbu — to acquire fame with good work
    slava sakāpusi galvā — the fame went to (his) head (i.e., he became conceited)
  2. glory, praise
    lai viņam slava!glory to him!
    dziedāt slavas dziesmas — to sing songs of praise (to someone, i.e., to praise him/her highly)
  3. reputation, fame (a widespread idea or impression about someone)
    būt labā slavā — to have (lit. be in) good reputation
    izplatīt (par kādu) sliktu slavu — to spread a bad reputation (about someone)
    viņam ir lielībnieka slava — he has the fame, reputation of (being a) braggart

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns. 1992, 2001. Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca. Rīga: AVOTS. ISBN 9984700127.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slava, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlewos.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /slâʋa/
  • Hyphenation: sla‧va

Noun[edit]

slȁva f (Cyrillic spelling сла̏ва)

  1. glory
  2. fame
  3. feast
  4. Christian celebration (holiday) honoring a family saint

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  • slava” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slava.

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Noun[edit]

sláva f (genitive sláve, uncountable)

  1. glory
  2. fame

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

slav +‎ -a

Verb[edit]

slava (present slavar, preterite slavade, supine slavat, imperative slava)

  1. to work or serve as a slave; to be treated like a slave

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