[ sluh-von-ik ]
/ sləˈvɒn ɪk /


Origin of Slavonic

1605–15; < New Latin slavonicus, equivalent to Medieval Latin Slavon(ia) + -icus -ic
Related formsSla·von·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for slavonic


esp US Slavic

/ (sləˈvɒnɪk) /


a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, usually divided into three subbranches: South Slavonic (including Old Church Slavonic, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Bosnian, etc), East Slavonic (including Ukrainian, Russian, etc), and West Slavonic (including Polish, Czech, Slovak, etc)
the unrecorded ancient language from which all of these languages developed


of, denoting, or relating to this group of languages
of, denoting, or relating to the people who speak these languages

Word Origin for Slavonic

C17: from Medieval Latin Slavonicus, Sclavonicus, from Slavonia
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