Macedonian

[mas-i-doh-nee-uh n]
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Macedonia.
  2. a Slavic language of modern Macedonia.
  3. an extinct language of ancient Macedonia, an Indo-European language of uncertain relationship within the Indo-European language family.
adjective
  1. of or relating to Macedonia, its inhabitants, or their language.

Origin of Macedonian

First recorded in 1550–60; Macedoni(a) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for macedonian

Macedonian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Macedonia, its inhabitants, or any of their languages or dialects
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Macedonia
  2. the language of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, belonging to the south Slavonic branch of the Indo-European family
  3. an extinct language spoken in ancient Macedonia
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Word Origin and History for macedonian

Macedonian

c.1300, from Latin Macedonius (see Macedonia) + -an.

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