Definition of Rurik in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈro͝orik/
(also Ryurik)


A member of a dynasty that ruled Muscovy and much of Russia from the 9th century until the death of Fyodor, son of Ivan the Terrible, in 1598. It was reputedly founded by a Varangian chief who settled in Novgorod in 862.
Example sentences
  • With them the policy of Russia begins with the first Ruriks, and has, with some interruptions indeed, been systematically continued to the present hour.


Relating to the Ruriks.
Example sentences
  • Finally the Grand Dukes of Russia, through a successive line of splendid leaders and rulers of Rurik descent, had gradually defeated, conquered and subjugated.

Words that rhyme with Rurik

sulphuric (US sulfuric), telluric, Zürich

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Syllabification: Ru·rik

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