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Sorbian

[sawr-bee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the Wends or their language.
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noun
  1. Also called Lusatian, Wendish. a Slavic language spoken by an isolated group in E Germany.
  2. a Wend.
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Origin of Sorbian

First recorded in 1830–40; Sorb + -ian
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Historical Examples

  • Grimma is of Sorbian origin, and is first mentioned in 1203.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5

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British Dictionary definitions for sorbian

Sorbian

noun
  1. a West Slavonic language spoken in the rural areas of E Germany between the upper reaches of the Oder and Elbe rivers; modern Wendish
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the Sorbs or their language
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