Moravian

[ maw-rey-vee-uh n, moh- ]
/ mɔˈreɪ vi ən, moʊ- /
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adjective

pertaining to Moravia or its inhabitants.
of or relating to the religious denomination of Moravians.

noun

a native or inhabitant of Moravia.
Also called Herrnhuter. a member of a Christian denomination descended from the Bohemian Brethren and holding that the Scriptures are the only rule of faith and practice.
a dialect of Czech spoken in Moravia.

Origin of Moravian

First recorded in 1545–55; Moravi(a) + -an
Related formsMo·ra·vi·an·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for moravian

Moravian

/ (məˈreɪvɪən, mɒ-) /

adjective

of or relating to Moravia, its people, or their dialect of Czech
of or relating to the Moravian Church

noun

the Moravian dialect
a native or inhabitant of Moravia
a member of the Moravian Church
Derived FormsMoravianism, noun
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Word Origin and History for moravian

Moravian


1550s (n.); 1610s (adj.), from Moravia. From 1746, in reference to the Protestant sect founded in the former German state of Moravia (now in Czech Republic). Related: Moravianism.

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