- Ruthenian 1850, of or pertaining to the Ukrainian people (earlier Ruthene, 1540s), from M.L. Rutheni "the Little Russians," a derivative of Russi (see RUSSIA (Cf. Russia)). For consonant change, Cf. M.L. Prut(h)eni, from Prussi "Prussians."
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Ruthenian — may refer to:*Ruthenia, a name applied to various parts of Eastern Europe *Ruthenians, a historic ethnic group *Ruthenian Catholic Church, the sui iuris particular church united to the Bishop of Rome and the Roman Catholic Church *Ruthenian… … Wikipedia
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ruthenian — nēən noun ( s) Usage: capitalized Etymology: Ruthenia, a part of the Ukraine + English an 1. a. : one of a branch of the Little Russians formerly chiefly of Galicia in Austria and the eastern part of Czechoslovakia and recently annexed to the… … Useful english dictionary
Ruthenian — adjective or noun see Ruthenia … New Collegiate Dictionary
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Ruthenian — [ru: θi:nɪən] noun a native or inhabitant of Ruthenia, a region of central Europe. adjective relating to Ruthenia … English new terms dictionary
ruthenian — ru·the·ni·an … English syllables
Ruthenian — Ru•the•ni•an [[t]ruˈθi ni ən, ˈθin yən[/t]] n. 1) peo Rusin 2) peo of or pertaining to Ruthenia or its inhabitants • Etymology: 1840–50 … From formal English to slang
Ruthenian — /ruˈθiniən/ (say rooh theeneeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to Ruthenia, its people, or its language. –noun 2. a dialect of Ukrainian. 3. a native or inhabitant of Ruthenia … Australian English dictionary