Moravian
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 being nearly extirpated by persecution, the society, under the name of The Renewed Church of the United Brethren, was re["e]stablished in 1722-35 on the estates of Count Zinzendorf in Saxony. Called also {Herrnhuter}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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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, a. Of or pertaining to Moravia, or to the United Brethren. See {Moravian}, n. [1913 Webster] …   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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