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Serbian

[sur-bee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Serbia, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Serbia, especially one of the Slavic peoples inhabiting it.
  2. Serbo-Croatian, especially as spoken and written in Serbia.
Also Serb.

Origin of Serbian

First recorded in 1860–65; Serb + -ian
Related formspseu·do-Ser·bi·an, adjective, noun
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Serbian

Serb

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Serbia, its people, or their language (formerly regarded as a dialect of Serbo-Croat)
noun
  1. the language spoken in Serbia
    1. a native or inhabitant of Serbia
    2. a speaker of the Serbian language

usage

See at Bosnian
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Word Origin and History for serbian

Serbian

adj.

1833, from Serb + -ian. As a noun from 1848.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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