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Moravian

[maw-rey-vee-uh n, moh-] /mɔˈreɪ vi ən, moʊ-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to Moravia or its inhabitants.
2.
of or pertaining to the religious denomination of Moravians.
noun
3.
a native or inhabitant of Moravia.
4.
Also called Herrnhuter. a member of a Christian denomination descended from the Bohemian Brethren and holding that the Scriptures are the only rule of faith and practice.
5.
a dialect of Czech spoken in Moravia.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; Moravi(a) + -an
Related forms
Moravianism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Moravian

Moravian

/məˈreɪvɪən; mɒ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Moravia, its people, or their dialect of Czech
2.
of or relating to the Moravian Church
noun
3.
the Moravian dialect
4.
a native or inhabitant of Moravia
5.
a member of the Moravian Church
Derived Forms
Moravianism, noun
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Word Origin and History for Moravian
Moravian
1746, Protestant sect founded in the former Ger. state of Moravia (now in Czech Republic), from M.L., named for River Morva (Ger. March, L. Marus), which runs through it.
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