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


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


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 forms

Mo·ra·vi·an·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for moravian


/ (məˈreɪvɪən, mɒ-) /


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


the Moravian dialect
a native or inhabitant of Moravia
a member of the Moravian Church

Derived Forms

Moravianism, noun
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