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Vladimir

[vlad-uh-meer; Russian vluh-dyee-mir] /ˈvlæd əˌmɪər; Russian vlʌˈdyi mɪr/
noun
1.
Saint. Also, Vladimir I, Wladimir, (Vladimir the Great) a.d. c956–1015, first Christian grand prince of Russia 980–1015.
2.
a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, E of Moscow.
3.
a male given name.
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  • Old Vladimir puffed away at his pipe as he stroked his beard; the warmth of the afternoon had made him lay aside his blue jacket.

  • Mr Vladimir bore the look of heavy inquiry with perfect serenity.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • Mr Verloc, thinking of Mr Vladimir, did not hesitate in the choice of words.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • Mr Vladimir walked on, and the “confounded policeman” fell into step at his elbow.

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  • The prince was buried at Vladimir, and was borne to the grave surrounded by the tears and lamentations of his subjects.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for Vladimir

Vladimir1

/Russian vlaˈdimir/
noun
1.
a city in W central Russia: capital of the principality of Vladimir until the court transferred to Moscow in 1328. Pop: 310 000 (2005 est)

Vladimir2

/ˈvlædɪˌmɪə; Russian vlaˈdimir/
noun
1.
Saint, called the Great. ?956–1015, grand prince of Kiev (980–1015); first Christian ruler of Russia. Feast day: July 15
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Word Origin and History for Vladimir

masc. proper name, from Old Church Slavonic Vladimiru "Ruling Peace," from vlasti "to rule over" (from PIE *wal- "to be strong") + miru "peace" (see Mir).

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