Servian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Servian Of or pertaining to Servia, a kingdom of Southern Europe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Servian Pertaining or belonging to Servia, a kingdom of Europe, situated south of the Austrian empire, and formerly subject to Turkey; pertaining to the Servians or to their language.
    • n Servian A native or an inhabitant of Servia; a member of a branch of the Slavic race dwelling in Servia: the term is applied by extension to inhabitants of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, etc., allied in race and language to the inhabitants of Servia.
    • n Servian A Slavic language spoken in Servia, Bosnia; Herzegovina, Montenegro, Dalmatia, Croatia, etc. The dialect spoken in Croatia is often called Croatian, Servian being restricted to the other dialects; the whole group of dialects is sometimes called Serbo-Croatian. Abbreviated Servian
    • n Servian Also Serbian.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Servian ser′vi-an a native of Servia: the language of Servia, belonging to the southern division of the Slav tongues, its nearest congeners Bulgarian, Slovenian, and Russian.
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Usage

In literature:

The Servians, a hardy and vigorous race, who pride themselves on their victories over the Moslems, stand in the van of the reform movement.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863" by Various
This increased her interest in that literature to such a degree, that she determined to learn the Servian language.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
In this way Huniades fell into the hands of some Servian peasants who delivered him to their prince.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8" by Various
British Commissioner on the Servian Boundary Commission.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Servian commanders agree that the enemy all along the front is employing explosive bullets.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 7, 1914" by Various
It was a Servian lad who started the war, or rather the fire was all ready to start and he lit the match.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
Seems the Austrian Grand Duke's been assassinated, and Austria believes the Servians were in it.
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
Recovery of Belgrad and Servian territory by the Turks, arranged by treaty between Austria and Turkey.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
The murder of an Austrian prince by a Servian subject gave the occasion, and Germany set the fatal drama in motion.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
In a Servian story, "Des Vaters letzter Wille," pp.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
The one on the Servian side is that by which cargo-ships pass up; it is safer and cheaper, for half the number of horses suffice.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
Pachitch, the Servian Premier, was absent from Belgrade, when the ultimatum was issued.
"The Evidence in the Case" by James M. Beck
The Servian assassination has nothing to do with it, save that it accidentally struck the hour.
"The Pentecost of Calamity" by Owen Wister
He managed to learn there were not so many Servians; for Servians are not fond of living in towns.
"Under Fire For Servia" by Colonel James Fiske
The Servian women's clubs within the Kingdom have 5000 members; in the Servian colonies without the Kingdom they have 14,000 members.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
It was of Servian origin and was connected with the family of Branko or Brankovich.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Milosh, the Servian leader, 145.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 368, June 1846" by Various
This last is kept up entirely at the expense of the Servian government.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
I went, first of all, to the Mayor of Passy's office and from there to the Servian Legation.
"The Golden Triangle" by Maurice Leblanc
My friends would not hear of this, and declared that it was Servian, purely Servian.
"Through the Land of the Serb" by Mary Edith Durham
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In news:

Hardly is there a nation which has met with a sadder fate than the Servians.
Sarasota vice mayor Mary Anne Servian is calling for a special investigation into why many city officials weren't informed of a raw sewage spill into Hudson Bayou thirteen months ago.
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