Moravian

Moravian

[maw-rey-vee-uhn, moh-]
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:
1545–55; Moravi(a) + -an

Moravianism, noun
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Moravian (məˈreɪvɪən, mɒ-)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Moravia, its people, or their dialect of Czech
2.  of or relating to the Moravian Church
 
n
3.  the Moravian dialect
4.  a native or inhabitant of Moravia
5.  a member of the Moravian Church
 
Mo'ravianism
 
n

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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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