- a region in NE Romania: formerly a principality that united with Wallachia to form Romania. Capital: Jassy.
- Official name Moldova. Formerly Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic. a republic in SE Europe: formed in 1940 from the former republic of Moldavia and the ceded Romanian territory of Bessarabia. 13,100 sq. mi. (33,929 sq. km). Capital: Kishinev.
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She scampered back to Moldavia just hours after the incident, avoiding authorities who were trying to log all survivors.Costa Concordia Captain Seen Drinking With Blonde Before Wreck
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Ypsilanti agreed to raise the standard of revolt in Moldavia.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
The cathedral was built in 1491 by Stephen the Great of Moldavia.
He came back to Moldavia for a short time and then went to Russia.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916
Candles have been made of it in Moldavia, which give a tolerable light.
The Bastarnæ inhabited the north of Moldavia and a part of the Ukraine.
- another name for Moldova
- a former principality of E Europe, consisting of the basins of the Rivers Prut and Dniester: the E part (Bessarabia) became Moldova; the W part remains a province of Romania
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Word Origin and History for moldavia
Latinized form of Moldova.
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