Origin of Prussian
Examples from the Web for prussian
The whole purpose was to create this idea that there was this Prussian juggernaut.How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall
November 9, 2014
Supposedly, he and his troops drank it after defeating the Prussian army in 1809.Wine Snobs, There’s a Beer for You
April 5, 2014
Prussian militarism was unlovely, to be sure, but the Kaiser was no Führer.The Utterly Pointless First World War
Michael F. Bishop
May 22, 2013
They contained photographs and portraits of all the military leaders of the Prussian state from the Soldier King to Hitler.The Real Monuments Men: The Coronation Chamber of Hitler
February 6, 2014
He it was who had put into the hands of Prussian soldiers the weapon that won Kniggrtz.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
For the matter of that, the Prussian helmet makes the fact patent.In the Heart of Vosges
I set off with all speed, and when I arrived there was a Prussian patrol at the cottage.
Now the Prussian staff had taken up its quarters in this farmhouse.
"Very good wine, I think," swore the Prussian, taking the bottle.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Prussia or its people, esp of the Junkers and their formal military tradition
- a German native or inhabitant of Prussia
- a member of a Baltic people formerly inhabiting the coastal area of the SE Baltic
- See Old Prussian
Word Origin and History for prussian
All in all, it seems that Prussian blue was synthesised for the first time around 1706 by the Swiss immigrant Johann Jacob Diesbach in Berlin. [Jens Bartoll and Bärbel Jackisch, "Prussian Blue: A Chronology of the Early Years," "Zeitschrift für Kunsttechnologie und Konservierung" 24, No. 1, 2010]
Early German sources refer to it as Preußisches Ultra-Marin and berliner blau. Prussic acid (1790), is from French acide prussique, so called in reference to prussian blue pigment, to which it is chemically related.