Definition of hospodar in English:

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hospodar

Pronunciation: /ˈhäspəˌdär/

noun

historical
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.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: hos·po·dar

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