slāvisks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From slāvs (Slav) +‎ -isks.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

slāvisks (definite slāviskais, comparative slāviskāks, superlative visslāviskākais, adverb slāviski)

  1. Slavic (relating to the Slavic peoples, their languages and cultures)
    slāvisks uzvārdsSlavic family name
    slāvisks motīvs Slavic motif
    īsti slāvisks noskaņojumsa truly Slavic mood

Usage notes[edit]

English “Slavic” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to slāvu, the genitive plural form of slāvs. The adjective slāvisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Slavic”), or in its adverbial form slāviski.

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