Definition of Sorbian

1. Noun. A speaker of Sorbian.

Group relationships: Deutschland, Federal Republic Of Germany, Frg, Germany
Generic synonyms: Slav

2. Noun. A Slavonic language spoken in rural area of southeastern Germany.
Exact synonyms: Lusatian
Generic synonyms: Slavic, Slavic Language, Slavonic, Slavonic Language

Definition of Sorbian

1. Proper noun. A group of Slavic languages spoken by a minority in eastern Germany. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Sorbs or to the Sorbian language. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sorbian

Sophie Tucker
Sophora japonica
Sophora secundiflora
Sophora sinensis
Sophora tetraptera
Sorani alphabet
Sorbus americana
Sorbus aucuparia
Sorbus domestica
Sorbus sitchensis
Sorbus torminalis
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard
Soren Kierkegaard
Soren Peter Lauritz Sorensen

Literary usage of Sorbian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Science of Language: Linguistics, Philology, Etymology by Abel Hovelacque (1877)
"A tract of about twelve leagues separates the sorbian frontier ... During the seventeenth century there were a number of works written in sorbian, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Their language, known as sorbian, falls into two dialects Upper and Lower sorbian, which are spoken in the south and the north of the territory, ..."

3. The History of India, as Told by Its Own Historians: The Muhammadan Period by John Dowson, Henry Miers Elliot (1871)
"Wendish (or sorbian). Zend. Grey.—HANDBOOK OF AFRICAN, AUSTRALIAN, AND POLYNESIAN PHILOLOGY, as represented in the Library of His Excellency Sir George Grey ..."

4. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Their language, known as sorbian, falls into two dialects, Upper and Lower sorbian which are spoken in the south and the north of the territory respectively ..."

5. Trübner's Catalogue of Dictionaries and Grammars of the Principal Languages by Trübner & Co, Trübner (1882)
"sorbian (or Wendish). Bohemian (Czechian). Greek. Median Cuneiform. Swedish. ... Hebrew (Archaic). Persian Cuneiform. Wendish for sorbian). Grey. ..."

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