Examples from the Web for prussia
Prussia will abstain from hostilities for five days, during which Austria will have to notify acceptance of preliminaries.The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph|Henry M. (Henry Martyn) Field
But she observed the peace made by her husband; and Prussia was no longer threatened by danger from the East.Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The greater part of the basin belongs to Prussia, the rest to Lorraine.
About his Army, he is quietly busy; augmenting, improving it; the staff of life to Prussia and him.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIV. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
In Prussia the city continuation schools are of two grades, each grade made up of a number of classes.The Condition and Tendencies of Technical Education in Germany|Arthur Henry Chamberlain
British Dictionary definitions for prussia
Word Origin and History for prussia
from Medieval Latin Borussi, Prusi, Latinized forms of the native name of the Lithuanian people who lived in the bend of the Baltic before being conquered 12c. and exterminated by (mostly) German crusaders who replaced them as the inhabitants. Perhaps from Slavic *Po-Rus "(The Land) Near the Rusi" (Russians). The duchy of Prussia after union with the Mark of Brandenberg, became the core of the Prussian monarchy and later the chief state in the German Empire.
Culture definitions for prussia
Former state in north-central Germany. At the height of its power, Prussia occupied more than half of present-day Germany, stretching from The Netherlands and Belgium in the west to Lithuania in the east.