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Σκλάβος

See also: σκλάβος

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from earlier Σλαβῆνος (Slabênos) (perhaps from a plural Σλαβῆνοι (Slabênoi)), of unclear (disputed) origin.

It may derive from the Greek verb σκυλάω (skuláō), a variant of σκυλεύω (skuleúō, to get the spoils of war)[1] because Slavs were often enslaved.

Alternatively, it may derive from Proto-Slavic *slověne (Slavs”, or perhaps “those who speak meaningfully) (plural; with the singular form *slověninъ derived from that), perhaps via Old Church Slavonic словенинъ (sloveninŭ); compare Old Church Slavonic словѣни, словѣнє (slověni, slověne, Thessalonian Slavs), Old East Slavic словѣне (slověne, Slavs near Novgorod). See *slověninъ for more.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

Σκλᾰ́βος (Sklábosm (genitive Σκλᾰ́βου); second declension

  1. (Byzantine) Slav

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ F. Kluge, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache. 2002, siehe «Sklave».