Other Word Forms of Slave
Origin of Slave
From Middle English, from Old French sclave, from Medieval Latin sclāvus (“slave”), from Sclāvus (“Slav”), because Slavs were often forced into slavery in the Middle Ages. Compare Byzantine Greek σκλάβος.
Middle English sclave from Old French esclave from Medieval Latin sclāvus from Sclāvus Slav (from the widespread enslavement of captured Slavs in the early Middle Ages) Slav
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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