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Ruthenian

[ roo-thee-nee-uhn, -theen-yuhn ]
/ ruˈθi ni ən, -ˈθin yən /
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adjective
Also Ru·thene [roo-theen] /ruˈθin/ . of or relating to the inhabitants of Ruthenia, Galicia, and neighboring regions.
noun
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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Origin of Ruthenian

First recorded in 1840–50; Rutheni(a) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Ruthenian

Ruthenian
/ (ruːˈθiːnɪən) /

adjective
of or relating to Ruthenia, its people, or their dialect of Ukrainian
noun
a dialect of Ukrainian
a native or inhabitant of Ruthenia
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