slava

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From South Slavic slava / слава (slava), literally "fame, honour".

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Noun[edit]

slava (plural slavas)

  1. (Eastern Orthodoxy) The custom of honoring a family patron saint celebrated chiefly by the Serbs, but also by some Macedonians, Bulgarians, Croats and Gorani.
    • 1942: I was also enchanted at the opportunity of seeing a Slava (the word means ‘Holy’), which is the distinctive social custom of the Serbs. — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 753)

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Italian[edit]

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slava f

  1. feminine singular of slavo

Noun[edit]

slava f (plural slave) feminine of slavo

  1. Slavic woman, Slav woman

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A nominal, derived from the stem of (unattested) Latvian verb *slaut (to make known), whence also slavēt (to praise, to commend, to speak highly) (q.v.). Cognates include Lithuanian šlovė̃, dialectal šlóvė, šlavė̃, Proto-Slavic *slava (Old Church Slavonic слава (sláva), Russian, Serbo-Croatian слава (sláva)).[1]

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Noun[edit]

slava m

  1. (dialectal form) genitive singular form of slavs

slava f (4th declension)

  1. fame, renown (very high evaluation or opinion of a person, a place, an institution, a symbol, etc., by a community)
    aktiera, komponista slavaan actor's, a composer's fame
    zinātnieka, izgudrotāja slavaa scientist's, an inventor's fame, renown
    leģendāra slavalegendary fame
    slavas augstumithe heights of fame
    kūrorta slavathe resort's fame
    pieminekļa slavathe monument's fame
    dzīties pēc slavasto chase fame
    iegūt slavu ar labu darbuto acquire fame with good work
    slava sakāpusi galvāthe fame went to (his) head (i.e., he became conceited)
  2. glory, praise
    lai viņam slava!glory to him!
    dziedāt slavas dziesmasto sing songs of praise (to someone, i.e., to praise him/her highly)
  3. reputation, fame (a widespread idea or impression about someone)
    būt labā slavāto have (lit. be in) good reputation
    izplatīt (par kādu) sliktu slavuto spread a bad reputation (about someone)
    viņam ir lielībnieka slavahe has the fame, reputation of (being a) braggart

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns. 1992, 2001. Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca. Rīga: AVOTS. ISBN 9984700127.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slava, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlewos.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /slâʋa/
  • Hyphenation: sla‧va

Noun[edit]

slȁva f (Cyrillic spelling сла̏ва)

  1. glory
  2. fame
  3. feast
  4. Christian celebration (holiday) honoring a family saint

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  • slava” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *slava.

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Noun[edit]

sláva f (genitive sláve, uncountable)

  1. glory
  2. fame

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

slav +‎ -a

Verb[edit]

slava (present slavar, preterite slavade, supine slavat, imperative slava)

  1. to work or serve as a slave; to be treated like a slave

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