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Magyar

[mag-yahr, mahg-; Hungarian mo-dyor] /ˈmæg yɑr, ˈmɑg-; Hungarian ˈmɒ dyɒr/
noun
1.
a member of the ethnic group, of the Finno-Ugric stock, that forms the predominant element of the population of Hungary.
2.
Hungarian (def 3).
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Magyars or their language; Hungarian.
Related forms
non-Magyar, noun, adjective
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  • The Hungarian, or Magyar, regiments were probably in the majority.

  • First Fanny wrote to her parents in German, on the last page in Magyar to me.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • They would not surrender the Magyar priority in this respect either.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • But the duty to be paid on good Magyar wine beyond the Lajta71 was terrible.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • She began her invective with the following Magyar "quousque tandem!"

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • Did you ever read any Angleesh books—or do you do most of your reading in Magyar?

    Jerry Junior Jean Webster
  • I saw someone the other day who spoke Magyar—that is a beautiful language.

    Jerry Junior Jean Webster
  • But to understand the Magyar music you must apprehend the Magyar's character.

  • The Magyar language has properly no term either for king or house.

    The Romany Rye George Borrow
  • A Magyar patriot to be more honoured than an English ex-favourite of a King!

    The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham
British Dictionary definitions for Magyar

Magyar

/ˈmæɡjɑː/
noun
1.
(pl) -yars. a member of the predominant ethnic group of Hungary, also found in NW Siberia
2.
the Hungarian language
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Magyars or their language
4.
(sewing) of or relating to a style of sleeve cut in one piece with the bodice
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Word Origin and History for Magyar

"a Hungarian," 1797, the people's native name. As an adjective by 1828.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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