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[muh-skvah] /mʌˈskvɑ/
Russian name of Moscow. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It stands upon a vast plain through which winds the Moskva River, from which the city derives its name.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
  • I should like to start from the Moskva River and ride round the whole position.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • The Konstantinovitch submitted, and the grand princely dignity returned to the House of Moskva.

  • Half an hour later they were all three walking along the bank of the Moskva.

    On the Eve Ivan Turgenev
  • At last we found the brutes entrenched on the banks of the Moskva.

  • Shortly after his return to Moskva, his cousin of Tver was summoned to present himself at the Horde.

  • While Moskva was thus threatened with a double attack, a mysterious and appalling tragedy had happened at Ouglitch.

  • The loyalty of Moskva brought him through many vicissitudes, and the tables were turned more than once upon his hostile relatives.

  • In 1389 Moskva mourned her prince, Dimitri Donskoi, who died while yet in his prime.

British Dictionary definitions for Moskva


/Russian masˈkva/
transliteration of the Russian name for Moscow
a river in W central Russia, rising in the Smolensk-Moscow upland, and flowing southeast through Moscow to the Oka River: linked with the River Volga by the Moscow Canal. Length: about 500 km (310 miles)
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