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Prussian

[pruhsh-uh n] /ˈprʌʃ ən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Prussia or its inhabitants.
2.
characterized by, exemplifying, or resembling Prussianism.
noun
3.
a native or inhabitant of Prussia.
4.
(originally) one of a Lettic people formerly inhabiting territory along and near the coast at the southeastern corner of the Baltic Sea.
5.
a Baltic language formerly spoken in Prussia; Old Prussian.
Abbreviation: Pruss.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; Prussi(a) + -an
Related forms
non-Prussian, noun, adjective
pro-Prussian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pro prussian

Prussian

/ˈprʌʃən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Prussia or its people, esp of the Junkers and their formal military tradition
noun
2.
a German native or inhabitant of Prussia
3.
a member of a Baltic people formerly inhabiting the coastal area of the SE Baltic
4.
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Word Origin and History for pro prussian
Prussian
1554, from Prussia, from M.L. Borussi, Prusi, Latinized forms of the native name of the Lithuanian people who lived there before being conquered 12c. and exterminated by German crusaders who replaced them. Perhaps from Slavic *Po-Rus "(The Land) Near the Rusi" (Russians). Prussic acid (1790), is from Fr. acide prussique, so called in reference to the prussian blue pigment, to which it is chemically related. Prussian blue (1724) is from Fr. bleu de Prusse, so called for being discovered in Berlin, the Prussian capital, in 1704 by color-maker Heinrich Diesbach.
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