Slav

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Etymology[edit]

People from these countries are usually considered Slavs

From Middle English sclave, borrowed from Medieval Latin Sclavus, from Byzantine Greek Σκλάβος (Sklábos); see that entry for more.

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Slav (plural Slavs or (archaic) Slavi)

  1. A member of any of the peoples from Eastern Europe who speak the Slavic languages.
  2. (Britain, birdwatching) The Slavonian grebe.

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  • From the mid 1700s until the mid 1800s, the plural Slavi was more common; since then Slavs has predominated.

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