[ mag-yahr, mahg-; Hungarian mo-dyor ]
/ ˈmæg yɑr, ˈmɑg-; Hungarian ˈmɒ dyɒr /
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a member of the ethnic group, of Finno-Ugric descent, that constitutes the majority of the population of Hungary.
of or relating to the Magyars or their language; Hungarian.
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Origin of Magyar
First recorded in 1790–1800; from Hungarian; the name of the most prominent of the seven original seminomadic tribes
OTHER WORDS FROM Magyarnon-Mag·yar, noun, adjective
Words nearby Magyar
magsman, mag tape, maguey, Magus, mag wheel, Magyar, Magyarország, Mahabalipuram, Mahabharata, Mahadeva, Mahajanga
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How to use Magyar in a sentence
The Magyar language has properly no term either for king or p. 234house.The Romany Rye|George Borrow
I find no sign that either the displaced workman or his sons have suffered from the advent of Pole and Magyar.The Old World in the New|Edward Alsworth Ross
The foremost Magyar officers and statesmen who fell into Austrian hands were court-martialled and shot.
His first serious problem was a rising of the Roumanians in Transylvania against Magyar rule.
Yet no Hungarian lays this ruin to his charge; and the first lesson taught the infant Magyar is a blessing upon his name.
British Dictionary definitions for Magyar
/ (ˈmæɡjɑː) /
plural -yars a member of the predominant ethnic group of Hungary, also found in NW Siberia
the Hungarian language
of or relating to the Magyars or their language
sewing of or relating to a style of sleeve cut in one piece with the bodice
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