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English word ciao comes from Proto-Slavic *slověninъ (Slav.), Ancient Greek Σκλαβῆνος, Ancient Greek Σλαβῆνος.

Ciao etymology history

Ciao detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*slověninъ Proto-Slavic (sla-pro) Slav.
Σκλαβῆνος Ancient Greek (grc)
Σλαβῆνος Ancient Greek (grc)
словенинъ Church Slavic (chu)
Σλαβῆνος Byzantine Greek (gkm)
Σκλάβος Byzantine Greek (gkm)
Sclavus Late Latin (LL)
Sclavus Latin (lat) A Slav.
sclavus Latin (lat) Slave.
sclavus Malayalam (mal)
schiavo Italian (ita) Slave Enslaved.
s-ciavo Venetian (vec)
ciao Venetian (vec)
ciao Italian (ita) Goodbye!. Hello!.
ciao English (eng) A greeting or farewell using the word "ciao". Bye, goodbye.. Hello, hi.

Words with the same origin as ciao

Descendants of *slověninъ
slave slavery