Definition of Sorb in English:

Sorb

noun

  • A member of a Slavic people living in parts of SE Brandenburg and eastern Saxony.

    Also called Wend
    • ‘The Slovaks and the Wends/Sorbs are the only two Lutheran Slavic groups to immigrate to America, and their numbers were not large.’
    • ‘There were his own wishes both to find a ministerial post in Lusatia to serve Sorbs in their common language and to find a wife.’
    • ‘Wend tends to have a pejorative ring, especially in Eastern Germany, and today in all scholarly literature in Europe the word Sorb is preferred to Wend.’
    • ‘Sorbs were repeatedly forbidden to use their own language.’

Origin

From German Sorbe.

Pronunciation:

Sorb

/sɔːb/

Definition of sorb in English:

sorb

noun

  • The fruit of the true service tree.

    • ‘Sorb apple berries contain large amounts of malic acid that aid water retention.’

Origin

Early 16th century: from French sorbe or Latin sorbus service tree, sorbum serviceberry.

Pronunciation:

sorb

/sɔːb/