Moravian
Moravian Mo*ra"vi*an, a. Of or pertaining to Moravia, or to the United Brethren. See {Moravian}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • Moravian — refers to: a person or thing from Moravia (in any meaning) Moravians (ethnic group) Moravian language, disputed language or dialect of the Czech language a member or adherent of the Moravian Church a student of Moravian Academy, a private school… …   Wikipedia

  • Moravian — Mo*ra vi*an, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a religious sect called the United Brethren (an offshoot of the Hussites in Bohemia), which formed a separate church of Moravia, a northern district of Austria, about the middle of the 15th century. After… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moravian — 1550s (n.); 1610s (adj.), from MORAVIA (Cf. Moravia). From 1746, in reference to the Protestant sect founded in the former German state of Moravia (now in Czech Republic). Related: Moravianism …   Etymology dictionary

  • Moravian — [mō rā′vēən] adj. 1. of Moravia or its people or culture 2. of the religious sect of Moravians n. 1. a person born or living in Moravia 2. the variety of Czech spoken in Moravia 3. a member of a Protestant sect founded in Saxony (c. 1722) by… …   English World dictionary

  • Moravian — 1. adjective a) Of, or pertaining to, Moravia or its people or culture. b) Of, or pertaining to, the Moravian Church or its members. 2. noun a) A person from Moravia. b) A member of the Moravian Church …   Wiktionary

  • Moravian — noun Date: 1555 1. a. a native or inhabitant of Moravia b. the group of Czech dialects spoken in Moravia 2. a member of a Protestant denomination arising from a 15th century religious reform movement in Bohemia and Moravia • Moravian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • moravian — Mo·ra·vi·an || mÉ™ reɪvjÉ™n n. resident or citizen of the region of Moravia (in the Czech Republic) adj. of or pertaining to the region of Moravia (in the Czech Republic); pertaining to the Moravian sect of Christianity (views the Bible as… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Moravian — noun 1》 a native or inhabitant of the region of Moravia in the Czech Republic. 2》 a member of a Protestant Church founded by emigrants from Moravia holding views derived from the Hussites and accepting the Bible as the only source of faith.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Moravian — /məˈreɪviən/ (say muh rayveeuhn) adjective 1. relating to Moravia or its inhabitants. 2. of or relating to the religious body of Moravians. –noun 3. a native or inhabitant of Moravia. 4. a member of a Protestant denomination, Unity of Brethren… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Moravian — Moravianism, n. /maw ray vee euhn, moh /, adj. 1. pertaining to Moravia or its inhabitants. 2. of or pertaining to the religious denomination of Moravians. n. 3. a native or inhabitant of Moravia. 4. Also called Herrnhuter. a member of a… …   Universalium

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