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Russ1

[ruhs] /rʌs/
noun, plural Russ, Russes.
1.
a Russian.
2.
Archaic. the Russain language.
adjective
3.
Russian.
Origin of Russ1
< French russe, German Russe or Dutch rus, all ultimately < Old Russian Rusĭ the common East Slavic name for the East Slavic-speaking lands and peoples before c1500

Russ2

[roo s] /rʊs/
noun
1.
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  • Il annonait du moins que les russes avaient pris position et se disposaient, pour sauver leur capitale, livrer bataille.

    Contes Franais Douglas Labaree Buffum
  • En passant devant une groupe des grenadiers russes massacrs, le cheval d'un Aide-de-Camp avoit peur.

British Dictionary definitions for russes

Russ

/rʌs/
noun, adjective (pl) Russ, Russes
1.
an archaic word for Russian

RUSS

abbreviation
1.
Russia (international car registration)
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