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hospodar Syllabification: hos·po·dar
Pronunciation: /ˈhäspəˌdär/

Definition of hospodar in English:


A governor of Wallachia and Moldavia under the Ottoman Porte.
Example sentences
  • In fact, when the Russians left the country in 1834, the czar and the sultan chose the hospodars themselves.
  • To make their investment lucrative the newly appointed hospodars impoverished the people of Moldavia with high taxes.
  • In the eighteenth century, the Phanariotes were appointed hospodars, or princes, of the Romanian provinces Moldavia and Wallachia.


From Romanian, from Ukrainian hospodar; related to Russian gospodarʹ, from gospodʹ 'lord'.

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