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Macedonian

[mas-i-doh-nee-uh n] /ˌmæs ɪˈdoʊ ni ən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Macedonia.
2.
a Slavic language of modern Macedonia.
3.
an extinct language of ancient Macedonia, an Indo-European language of uncertain relationship within the Indo-European language family.
adjective
4.
of or relating to Macedonia, its inhabitants, or their language.
Origin of Macedonian
1550-1560
First recorded in 1550-60; Macedoni(a) + -an
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  • Beside the driver (a Macedonian) marched a soldier with fixed bayonet.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • This, he said, was due to him after his arduous time in the Macedonian mountains.

  • The action had lasted about an hour and a half, when the Macedonian struck.

    The Land We Live In

    Henry Mann
  • It was the United States and the Macedonian on a smaller scale.

    The Land We Live In

    Henry Mann
  • The work extends from the creation to the end of the second Macedonian war.

  • His best record is that he served to point a moral as 'Macedonian's madman.'

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Philippus, founder of the Macedonian supremacy, and father of Alexander the Great.

    Meditations Marcus Aurelius
British Dictionary definitions for Macedonian

Macedonian

/ˌmæsɪˈdəʊnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Macedonia, its inhabitants, or any of their languages or dialects
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Macedonia
3.
the language of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, belonging to the south Slavonic branch of the Indo-European family
4.
an extinct language spoken in ancient Macedonia
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Word Origin and History for Macedonian

c.1300, from Latin Macedonius (see Macedonia) + -an.

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