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Hussite

[huhs-ahyt] /ˈhʌs aɪt/
noun
1.
a member of the religious reformist and nationalistic movement initiated by John Huss in Bohemia in the late 14th century.
adjective
2.
of or relating to John Huss or the Hussites.
Origin of Hussite
1525-1535
1525-35; Huss + -ite1
Related forms
Hussitism, noun
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  • These men suggested negotiations between the King and his Hussite subjects.

    The Story of Prague Count Francis Ltzow
  • What need to tell here the blood-curdling story of the Hussite Wars?

  • Now one can fully believe that the little church was built in honor of Saint Anthony, though in reality a Hussite church.

  • It was in this form that the Hussite theories were absorbed by the German mind.

    German Culture Past and Present Ernest Belfort Bax
  • The Hussite movement may be said to have sprung from three sources, which are however closely connected.

  • The Hussite troubles caused a complete interruption of the work.

    The Story of Prague Count Francis Ltzow
  • It is characteristic of the period that the Hussite Wars, the period of Bohemias greatness, are entirely excluded.

    The Story of Prague Count Francis Ltzow
  • And you Hussite George, answered him, 'Six days will settle it.'

    Joan of the Sword Hand S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
  • He found his country distracted by internal dissensions, exhausted by the Hussite wars and threatened by powerful neighbours.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  • "You talk a deal of nothings with your mouth," said George the Hussite.

    Joan of the Sword Hand S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for Hussite

Hussite

/ˈhʌsaɪt/
noun
1.
an adherent of the religious ideas of John Huss or a member of the movement initiated by him
adjective
2.
of or relating to John Huss, his teachings, followers, etc
Derived Forms
Hussism, Hussitism, noun
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Word Origin and History for Hussite

1530s, follower of John Huss, Bohemian religious reformer burnt in 1415. His name is an abbreviation of the name of his native village, Husinec, literally "goose-pen."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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