Definition of Muscovy in English:


Syllabification: Mus·co·vy
Pronunciation: /ˈməskəvē
  • 1A medieval principality in west central Russia, centered around Moscow, that formed the nucleus of modern Russia. As Muscovy expanded, princes of Muscovy became the rulers of Russia; in 1472 Ivan III, grand duke of Muscovy, completed the unification of the country, and in 1547 Ivan the Terrible became the first tsar of Russia.
  • 1.1Archaic name for Russia.


from obsolete French Muscovie, from modern Latin Moscovia, from Russian Moskva 'Moscow'.

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