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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sclavus (slave) < Byzantine Greek σκλάβος < Old Slavonic словѣнинъ, словѣне (Slav). Slavs were often enslaved during the early Middle Ages, thus the semantic correspondence.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
slave

Plural
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slave ({{{1}}})
  1. A person who is owned by another, as their property.
  2. A person who is forced to work for another, especially without pay.
  3. A person who is forced to perform sexual acts or other acts on a regular or continuing basis against their will.
  4. (engineering) A device that is controlled by another device.
  5. (engineering) An information worker who has signed a non-compete clause, in return for employment.

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Verb

Infinitive
to slave

Third person singular
slav

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to slave (third-person singular simple present slav, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To work hard.
    I was slaving all day over a hot stove.

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Danish

Noun

slave c.

  1. slave

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Verb

slave

  1. slave

French

Pronunciation

Noun

Slave

  1. Slav

Noun

slave m

  1. Slavic language

Adjective

slave

  1. Slav

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Italian

Adjective

slave f.

  1. Plural form of slavo.

Noun

slave f.

  1. Plural form of slavo.

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