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Magyar

[mag-yahr, mahg-; Hungarian mo-dyor] /ˈmæg yɑr, ˈmɑg-; Hungarian ˈmɒ dyɒr/
noun
1.
a member of the ethnic group, of the Finno-Ugric stock, that forms the predominant element of the population of Hungary.
2.
Hungarian (def 3).
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to the Magyars or their language; Hungarian.
Related forms
non-Magyar, noun, adjective
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Examples for magyars
  • The remnant avars were subsequently absorbed by the slavs and magyars.
British Dictionary definitions for magyars

Magyar

/ˈmæɡjɑː/
noun
1.
(pl) -yars. a member of the predominant ethnic group of Hungary, also found in NW Siberia
2.
the Hungarian language
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Magyars or their language
4.
(sewing) of or relating to a style of sleeve cut in one piece with the bodice
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Word Origin and History for magyars

Magyar

"a Hungarian," 1797, the people's native name. As an adjective by 1828.

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