Also Ru·thene [roo-theen] /ruˈθin/ . of or relating to the inhabitants of Ruthenia, Galicia, and neighboring regions.
one of the Ruthenian people.
the dialect of Ukrainian spoken in Ruthenia.
a member of a former Orthodox religious group that entered into communion with the Roman Catholic Church in 1596 and became the “Uniate Church of the Little Russians.”
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How to use Ruthenian in a sentence
Ruthenian is a language intermediate between Russian and Polish, but quite independent of both.Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales | Anonymous
Poland's claims were to be left to the self-determination of the Silesian and Ruthenian populations.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference | Emile Joseph Dillon
Mr. Ardan says Ruthenian men and women drink, "farmers and Protestants being exceptions."Aliens or Americans? | Howard B. Grose
There are four Ruthenian weeklies and one monthly published in this country, and some books.Aliens or Americans? | Howard B. Grose
With regard to the Ruthenian districts of Hungary also they had made demands which had been refused by me.In the World War | Count Ottokar Czernin
British Dictionary definitions for Ruthenian
of or relating to Ruthenia, its people, or their dialect of Ukrainian
a dialect of Ukrainian
a native or inhabitant of Ruthenia
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