dienvidslāvisks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

dienvidslāvisks (definite dienvidslāviskais, comparative dienvidslāviskāks, superlative visdienvidslāviskākais, adverb dienvidslāviski)

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

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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