AskDefine | Define Slavic

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Slavic adj : of or relating to Slavic languages [syn: Slavonic] n : a branch of the Indo European family of language [syn: Slavic language, Slavonic, Slavonic language]

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Adjective

  1. Of the Slavs, their culture or languages.

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Slavic and Slavonic are used interchangeably in English, with the former preferred in U.S. English, and the latter in UK English. The Oxford English Dictionary gives citations of Slavonic back to the mid-17th century, whereas it seems that Slavic only appeared in the 19th century. Derivatives can be made from both forms, e.g. Slavism vs. Slavonism and Slavicize vs. Slavonize; but note Slavification vs. Slavonisation.
Slav, Slavic or Slavonic can refer to:

See also

Slavic in German: Slave
Slavic in Spanish: Eslavo
Slavic in Persian: اسلاو
Slavic in French: Slave
Slavic in Italian: Slavo
Slavic in Hebrew: סלאבי
Slavic in Hungarian: Szlávok
Slavic in Norwegian: Slavisk
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