[ poh-lah-bee-uhn, -ley- ]
/ poʊˈlɑ bi ən, -ˈleɪ- /
a member of a Slavic people who once lived in the Elbe River basin and on the Baltic coast of northern Germany.
the extinct Slavic language of this people.
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Also Po·lab [poh-lahb]. /poʊˈlɑb/.
Origin of Polabian
1865–70; Polab + -ian; compare German polabisch,New Latin Polabicus; ultimately from tribal name, formed with common W Slavic po- along, bordering + Lab(a) Elbe River (compare Czech Labe)
Words nearby Polabian
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