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Moravia

[maw-rey-vee-uh, -rah-, moh-; for 1 also Italian maw-rah-vyah]
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noun
  1. Al·ber·to [ahl-ber-taw] /ɑlˈbɛr tɔ/, Alberto Pincherle, 1907–90, Italian writer.
  2. Czech Morava. German Mähren. a region in the E Czech Republic: former province of Austria.
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Examples from the Web for moravia

Historical Examples

  • And later on, it turns out he was the heir to the throne of Moravia, and I'm a princess.

    The Film of Fear

    Arnold Fredericks

  • In Moravia the Governor had to interfere to calm the tumult.

  • For us, however, the point of interest is its influence in Bohemia and Moravia.

  • And now the stream from Moravia increased in force and volume.

  • What was it, he asked, that had caused the downfall of the Brethren in Bohemia and Moravia?


British Dictionary definitions for moravia

Moravia1

noun
  1. a region of the Czech Republic around the Morava River, bounded by the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, the Sudeten Mountains, and the W Carpathians: became a separate Austrian crownland in 1848; part of Czechoslovakia 1918–92; valuable mineral resourcesCzech name: Morava German name: Mähren

Moravia2

noun
  1. Alberto (alˈbɛrto), pen name of Alberto Pincherle. 1907–90, Italian novelist and short-story writer: his works include The Time of Indifference (1929), The Woman of Rome (1949), The Lie (1966), and Erotic Tales (1985)
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Word Origin and History for moravia

Moravia

region in central Europe, Medieval Latin, named for River Morva (German March, Latin Marus), which runs through it.

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