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Magyar

[mag-yahr, mahg-; Hungarian mo-dyor]
noun
  1. a member of the ethnic group, of the Finno-Ugric stock, that forms the predominant element of the population of Hungary.
  2. Hungarian(def 3).
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the Magyars or their language; Hungarian.
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Related formsnon-Mag·yar, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples of magyar

  • The Hungarian, or Magyar, regiments were probably in the majority.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)

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  • First Fanny wrote to her parents in German, on the last page in Magyar to me.

    Debts of Honor

    Maurus Jkai

  • But the duty to be paid on good Magyar wine beyond the Lajta71 was terrible.

    Debts of Honor

    Maurus Jkai

  • They would not surrender the Magyar priority in this respect either.

    Debts of Honor

    Maurus Jkai

  • She began her invective with the following Magyar "quousque tandem!"

    Debts of Honor

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British Dictionary definitions for magyar

Magyar

noun
  1. plural -yars a member of the predominant ethnic group of Hungary, also found in NW Siberia
  2. the Hungarian language
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the Magyars or their language
  2. sewing of or relating to a style of sleeve cut in one piece with the bodice
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Word Origin and History for magyar

Magyar

"a Hungarian," 1797, the people's native name. As an adjective by 1828.

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