Definition of Ruthenia in English:

Ruthenia

Line breaks: Ru|the¦nia
Pronunciation: /ruːˈθiːnɪə
 
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  • A region of eastern Europe on the southern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains, now forming the Transcarpathian region of western Ukraine.

Derivatives

Ruthenian

adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • In 1891, Father Alexis Toth, a Byzantine Catholic priest, arrived in the United States to assume the pastoral care of the Ruthenian people in Minneapolis.
  • It is settled by Serbs and other Slavs, plus large numbers of Hungarians, Romanians, Slovaks, and Ruthenians, each speaking and reading in their own tongue.
  • But the Ruthenians of Galicia had no wish to be ruled over by Poles and drew close to the Czechs in defence of Austro-Slavism.

Origin

named after the Ruthenes (from medieval Latin Rutheni), a Slavic people, ancestors of the Ukrainians.

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