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Boris

[bawr-is, bohr-, bor-; Russian buh-ryees]
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noun
  1. a male given name.

Boris III

noun
  1. 1894–1943, king of Bulgaria 1918–43.
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Boris

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

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