Definition of Polabian in English:

Polabian

noun

historical
  • 1A member of a people formerly inhabiting the region around the lower Elbe.

  • 2The West Slavonic language of the Polabians, extinct by the 18th cent. and documented only in fragmentary texts.

adjective

historical
  • Of or relating to the Polabians or their language.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Encyclopaedia. From Polab + -ian. Compare Polish połabianin, noun.

Pronunciation

Polabian

/pə(ʊ)ˈleɪbɪən//pə(ʊ)ˈlɑːbɪən/