slāvisks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From slāvs ‎(Slav) +‎ -isks.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

slāvisks (def. slāviskais, comp. slāviskāks, sup. visslāviskākais; adv. slāviski)

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

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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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