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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Medieval Latin, from Late Latin Sclavus (Slav), from Byzantine Greek Σκλάβος (Sklábos), because Slavs were often forced into slavery in the Middle Ages.[1][2][3][4].

NounEdit

sclavus m (genitive sclavī); second declension

  1. slave

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sclavus sclavī
Genitive sclavī sclavōrum
Dative sclavō sclavīs
Accusative sclavum sclavōs
Ablative sclavō sclavīs
Vocative sclave sclavī

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ sclavus” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. ^ sclavus” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  3. ^ sclavus” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.
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