Hussite

[huhs-ahyt]
adjective
  1. of or relating to John Huss or the Hussites.

Origin of Hussite

First recorded in 1525–35; Huss + -ite1
Related formsHuss·it·ism, noun
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Hussite

noun
  1. an adherent of the religious ideas of John Huss or a member of the movement initiated by him
adjective
  1. of or relating to John Huss, his teachings, followers, etc
Derived FormsHussism or Hussitism, noun
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Word Origin and History for hussite

Hussite

1530s, follower of John Huss, Bohemian religious reformer burnt in 1415. His name is an abbreviation of the name of his native village, Husinec, literally "goose-pen."

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