[ roor-ik ]
/ ˈrʊər ɪk /
died a.d. 879, Scandinavian prince: founder of the Russian monarchy.
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Words nearby Rurik
, rural municipality
, rural route
, rural science
, rural sociology
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How to use Rurik in a sentence
After a lively engagement the Rurik was sunk, and the other two Russian cruisers narrowly escaped to Vladivostok.
The two younger brothers died, and Rurik moved to Novgorod where he built a castle.
Upon Rurik's death, he was succeeded, not by his son Igor, but by his brother Oleg as the eldest of the family.
It seems strange that such a woman should have been the (p. 036) first of Rurik's house to embrace Christianity.
British Dictionary definitions for Rurik
died 879. Varangian (Scandinavian Viking) leader who founded the Russian monarchy. He gained control over Novgorod (?862) and his dynasty, the Rurikids, ruled until 1598
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