[maw-rey-vee-uh n, moh-]
- pertaining to Moravia or its inhabitants.
- of or relating to the religious denomination of Moravians.
Origin of Moravian
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Examples from the Web for moravian
Moravian settlers in NC were the first Americans to officially celebrate the 4th of July.
That, plus the Moravian fondness for documenting everything, gives Salem its claim to the first-ever Fourth of July celebration.
This, of course, is the visible result of the century of Moravian labors.The Long Labrador Trail
A like meteor was observed at Greenland by the Moravian brothers in 1799.The English at the North Pole
On board were the superintendent of the Moravian Missions and his wife.A Labrador Doctor
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Amid these charred and smoking ruins the Moravian Church arose.
There, he was told, the Moravian refugees had built the first house on his estate.
- of or relating to Moravia, its people, or their dialect of Czech
- of or relating to the Moravian Church
- the Moravian dialect
- a native or inhabitant of Moravia
- a member of the Moravian Church
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Word Origin and History for moravian
1550s (n.); 1610s (adj.), from Moravia. From 1746, in reference to the Protestant sect founded in the former German state of Moravia (now in Czech Republic). Related: Moravianism.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper