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 slāvi on Latvian Wikipedia
Slāvu valstis


A 19th-century borrowing from German Slawen, itself a borrowing from Slavic languages, ultimately either from Old Church Slavonic слово (slovo, word) (cf. Russian сло́во (slóvo)), or from an unattested verb *sluti (to speak (understandably)) (present tense form *slovǫ; cf. Russian слыть (slytʹ, to be well known, to be praised)).[1]


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slāvs m (1st declension, feminine form: slāviete)

  1. (male) Slav, a man belonging to one of the Slavic peoples
    Jans Huss, citētās frāzes autors, bija slāvsJan Hus, the author of the quoted sentences, was a Slav
    slāvi ir etnolingvistika, indoeiropiešiem piederoša tautu grupathe Slavs are an ethnologuistic group of people belonging to the Indo-Europeans
  2. (genitive plural) Slavic, pertaining to Slavic languages, Slavic peoples or their lands
    slāvu valstisSlavic countries
    slāvu valodasSlavic languages
    slāvu burtiSlavic letters, alphabet
    slāvu tautasSlavic peoples, nations
    slāvu mitoloģijaSlavic mythology


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  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “slāvi”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN