Cheremis

Cheremis

[cher-uh-mis, -mees, cher-uh-mis, -mees]
noun, plural Cheremises (especially collectively) Cheremis.
Also, Cheremiss.


Origin:
< Russian cheremís, earlier cheremísin, Old Russian (plural) chermisy, probably < Chuvash śarmîs, śarmîś Mari

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Cheremiss or Cheremis (ˌtʃɛərəˈmɪs, -ˈmiːs, ˈtʃɛərəˌmɪs, -ˌmiːs, ˌtʃɛərəˈmɪs, -ˈmiːs, ˈtʃɛərəˌmɪs, -ˌmiːs)
 
n , -miss, -mis
1.  a member of an Ugrian people of the Volga region, esp of the Mari El Republic
2.  Also called: Mari the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family
 
Cheremis or Cheremis
 
n

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