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Moravia

[maw-rey-vee-uh, -rah-, moh-; for 1 also Italian maw-rah-vyah] /mɔˈreɪ vi ə, -ˈrɑ-, moʊ-; for 1 also Italian mɔˈrɑ vyɑ/
noun
1.
Alberto
[ahl-ber-taw] /ɑlˈbɛr tɔ/ (Show IPA),
(Alberto Pincherle) 1907–90, Italian writer.
2.
Czech Morava. German Mähren. a region in the E Czech Republic: former province of Austria.
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Moravia1

/məˈreɪvɪə; mɒ-/
noun
1.
a region of the Czech Republic around the Morava River, bounded by the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, the Sudeten Mountains, and the W Carpathians: became a separate Austrian crownland in 1848; part of Czechoslovakia 1918–92; valuable mineral resources Czech name Morava German name Mähren

Moravia2

/Italian moˈraːvja/
noun
1.
Alberto (alˈbɛrto), pen name of Alberto Pincherle. 1907–90, Italian novelist and short-story writer: his works include The Time of Indifference (1929), The Woman of Rome (1949), The Lie (1966), and Erotic Tales (1985)
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Moravia

region in central Europe, Medieval Latin, named for River Morva (German March, Latin Marus), which runs through it.

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