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Slavic (adj.)

1813; see Slav + -ic. Earlier in same sense was Slavonic (1640s), from Slavonia, a region of Croatia; Slavonian (1570s). As a noun in reference to a language group from 1812.

updated on October 10, 2013

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Definitions of Slavic from WordNet
1
Slavic (n.)
a branch of the Indo-European family of languages;
Synonyms: Slavic language / Slavonic / Slavonic language
2
Slavic (adj.)
of or relating to Slavic languages;
Synonyms: Slavonic
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