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[bawr-is, bohr-, bor-; Russian buh-ryees] /ˈbɔr ɪs, ˈboʊr-, ˈbɒr-; Russian bʌˈryis/
a male given name.

Boris III

1894–1943, king of Bulgaria 1918–43. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At this critical juncture Boris was seized with a fatal illness.

    The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch
  • Boris looked at the big policeman who stood in the middle of this street.

    Here and Now Story Book Lucy Sprague Mitchell
  • There was one little heart that was sore indeed when Boris came to take his leave before the departure of the embassy.

    Boris the Bear-Hunter Fred Whishaw
  • It stopped right in front of Boris and Boris got into the front car again.

    Here and Now Story Book Lucy Sprague Mitchell
  • When tea was over, Boris lit a cigarette, and drawing Madame Estelle on one side conversed with her for some time in whispers.

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Word Origin and History for Boris

Slavic masc. proper name, literally "fight," from Slavic root *bor- "to fight, overcome" (see bore (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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