sclavus etymology

Latin word sclavus comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱléwos (Fame.), Proto-Slavic *slověne

Detailed word origin of sclavus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱléwos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Fame.
*slověne Proto-Slavic (sla-pro)
*slovo Proto-Slavic (sla-pro) Word.
слово Church Slavic (chu) (later Church Slavonic) speech, address, oration. (use calqued from Greek) account, reckoning, calculation. (use calqued from Greek) manner, type, essence. (use calqued from Greek) meaning, signification. (use calqued from Greek) reason (cognitive faculty). (use calqued from Hebrew) thing, matter. Cause, reason. Homily, sermon. Literary work, text, book. Name, appellation. News, rumor, [...]
Σλαβῆνοι Ancient Greek (grc)
*slověninъ Proto-Slavic (sla-pro) Slav.
Σλαβῆνος Ancient Greek (grc)
Σκλαβῆνοι Ancient Greek (grc)
словенинъ Church Slavic (chu)
Σκλάβος Byzantine Greek (gkm)
Sclavus Latin (lat) A Slav.
sclavus Latin (lat) Slave.