See also: slavic, slavić, and slavíc

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  • (abbreviation): Sl.

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From Slav + -ic.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈslævɪk/, /ˈslɑːvɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ævɪk, -ɑːvɪk

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Slavic (comparative more Slavic, superlative most Slavic)

  1. Of the Slavs, their culture or the branch of the Indo-European languages associated with them.
    • 1971, Michel Salomon, translated by Helen Eustis, “Prelude: Death of a Regime . . . June–December 1967”, in Prague Notebook: The Strangled Revolution, Boston, Mass., Toronto, Ont.: Little, Brown and Company, →LCCN, section I (A Czechoslovakian Spring: Notes on Eight Months of Democratic Socialism), page 20:
      Forty-five-year-old Maria Sedlakova, a small dark roly-poly woman with high cheekbones in a very Slavic face, interrupted furiously.

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Slavic (uncountable)

  1. Any of various languages spoken by the Slavic peoples, such as Proto-Slavic, Common Slavic, Old Church Slavic, or the modern Slavic languages.
    It is a commonly known fact that formal marks of perfective aspect in Slavic are prefixes.

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