Moravia

[ maw-rey-vee-uh, -rah-, moh-; for 1 also Italian maw-rah-vyah ]
/ mɔˈreɪ vi ə, -ˈrɑ-, moʊ-; for 1 also Italian mɔˈrɑ vyɑ /
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noun

Al·ber·to [ahl-ber-taw] /ɑlˈbɛr tɔ/, Alberto Pincherle, 1907–90, Italian writer.
Czech Morava. German Mähren. a region in the E Czech Republic: former province of Austria.
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British Dictionary definitions for moravia (1 of 2)

Moravia

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/ (məˈreɪvɪə, mɒ-) /

noun

a region of the Czech Republic around the Morava River, bounded by the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, the Sudeten Mountains, and the W Carpathians: became a separate Austrian crownland in 1848; part of Czechoslovakia 1918–92; valuable mineral resourcesCzech name: Morava German name: Mähren

British Dictionary definitions for moravia (2 of 2)

Moravia

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/ (Italian moˈraːvja) /

noun

Alberto (alˈbɛrto), pen name of Alberto Pincherle. 1907–90, Italian novelist and short-story writer: his works include The Time of Indifference (1929), The Woman of Rome (1949), The Lie (1966), and Erotic Tales (1985)
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Word Origin and History for moravia

Moravia


region in central Europe, Medieval Latin, named for River Morva (German March, Latin Marus), which runs through it.

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