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From Late Latin sclavus or Sclavus, from Byzantine Greek σκλάβος (sklábos, “Slav”) or Σκλάβος (Sklábos). Compare Romanian șcheau (“Bulgarian, (South) Slav”), șchiau, Aromanian shcljau. Doublet of skllav (“slave”), a later borrowing.
- a Bulgarian (or generally any person of South Slavic ethnicity)