[bawr-is, bohr-, bor-; Russian buh-ryees]

Boris III

  1. 1894–1943, king of Bulgaria 1918–43. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Slavic masc. proper name, literally "fight," from Slavic root *bor- "to fight, overcome" (see bore (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper