Definition of Old Prussian in English:

Old Prussian

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noun

[mass noun]
  • A Baltic language, related to Lithuanian, spoken in Prussia until the 17th century.
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    • The Lithuanian language - a part of the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family - is closely related to Latvian and the now-extinct language known as Old Prussian.
    • His Ivory Tower was conservative and his self-image was Old Prussian - the Prussia of Kant and Frederick the Great, of truthfulness, honour and selfless service, irreconcilable with national socialism.
    • The tune to which the words are set is rather more interesting, being the Old Prussian March.

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