Definition of Muscovy in English:

Muscovy

Line breaks: Mus|covy
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌskəvi
 
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  • 1A medieval principality in west central Russia, centred on Moscow, which 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 1547 Ivan the Terrible became the first tsar of Russia.
  • 1.1 archaic Russia.

Origin

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

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