Definition of Dvornik

1. Noun. (archaic) A doorman, porter, janitor, or groundskeeper in a Russian household ¹



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Definition of Dvornik

1. a Russian porter [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dvornik

duvetyne
duvetynes
duvetyns
dux
dux bellorum
duxelles
duxes
duyker
duykerbok
duykerboks
duykers
duyoung
dvandva
dvandvas
dvergr
dvornik (current term)
dvorniks
dwaal
dwale
dwales
dwalm
dwalmed
dwalming
dwalms
dwam
dwammed
dwamming
dwams
dwang
dwangs

Literary usage of Dvornik

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1. My Russian Year by Rothay Reynolds (1913)
"In the place I went to another dvornik would have me " written in." When I went abroad my passport was ... On these occasions the dvornik honoured me with ..."

2. In Joyful Russia by John Alexander Logan (1897)
"From the gate Ivan dvornik must carry it into the kitchen. ... In many ways our dvornik was, compared with others, a man of leisure. ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1893)
"Another familiar type of the streets of St. Petersburg is the dvornik, ... Sometimes the dvornik acts as a steward of the landlord, in addition to his other ..."

4. The Russian Empire, Its People, Institutions and Resources by August Haxthausen, Robert Farie (1856)
"police, they have recourse to the dvornik : he is the man-of-all-work, whom neither proprietor, lodger, nor police can do without : the latter constitutes ..."

5. Underground Russia; Revolutionary Profiles and Sketches from Life by S. Stepniak, Petr Alekseevich Lavrov (1885)
"I was just finishing my tea when the dvornik entered my room, not the dvornik of the house, who is the representative of the supreme power of the police, ..."

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