Dictionary.com

Ruthenian

[ roo-thee-nee-uhn, -theen-yuhn ]
/ ruˈθi ni ən, -ˈθin yən /
Save This Word!

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.”
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of Ruthenian

First recorded in 1840–50; Rutheni(a) + -an
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Ruthenian in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK