[mol-dey-vee-uh n, -deyv-yuh n]
  1. a native or inhabitant of Moldavia.
  2. a dialect of Romanian spoken in Moldavia and written in the Cyrillic alphabet.

Origin of Moldavian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for moldavian

Contemporary Examples of moldavian

Historical Examples of moldavian

  • The new Moldavian dance had become the topic of general discourse.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope

  • He had always appeared to me a singular being, this same Moldavian clerk.


    George Borrow

  • It is singular enough that the only Moldavian I have known could not speak.

    The Romany Rye

    George Borrow

  • I have known a Moldavian who could not speak, but he was not born dumb.

    The Romany Rye

    George Borrow

  • The Moldavian Carpathians have maximum elevations of about 7,500 feet and are the most extensively forested part of the country.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

British Dictionary definitions for moldavian


adjective, noun
  1. another name for Moldovan
  1. of or relating to the former E European principality of Moldavia or its inhabitants
  1. a native or inhabitant of Moldavia
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Word Origin and History for moldavian


c.1600 (n.); 1760 (adj.), from Moldavia + -ian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper