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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

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

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.
  4. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named OED