Definition of Mordvinian

1. Noun. A member of the agricultural people living in the central Volga provinces of European Russia.

Exact synonyms: Mordva, Mordvin
Group relationships: Russia, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, Soviet Russia
Generic synonyms: Russian

2. Noun. The Finnic language spoken by the Mordvinians.
Exact synonyms: Mordva, Mordvin
Generic synonyms: Volgaic

Definition of Mordvinian

1. Adjective. From, of, or pertaining to, Mordvinia (Mordovia) ¹

2. Noun. Someone from Mordvinia (Mordovia). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mordvinian

Morchella angusticeps
Morchella conica
Morchella esculenta
Morchella semilibera
Mordecai Richler
Morel's ear
Morelia spilotes variegatus
Morerastrongylus costaricensis
Moreton Bay
Moreton Bay bug
Moreton Bay chestnut
Moreton Bay pine
Moreton Bay tulipwood
Morgagni's appendix

Literary usage of Mordvinian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Contributions to the Science of Mythology by Friedrich Max Müller (1897)
"mordvinian Mythology. If I select for my purpose the as yet little known ... Besides, in studying mordvinian myths and customs, we are in the hands of ..."

2. Standard Alphabet for Reducing Unwritten Languages and Foreign Graphic by Richard Lepsius (1863)
"... prefer to write t' and cZ', as well as n and I'. The explosives of the first column are the real dry tenues (see p. 134). mordvinian (Mokia dialect). ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"None of them have a dual and only mordvinian an objective conjugation. The case system is elaborate and generally comprises twelve or fifteen forms. ..."

4. Modern Mythology by Andrew Lang (1897)
"mordvinian Mythology Still in the very natural and laudable pursuit of facts which will support the hypothesis of a disease of language, Mr. Max Miiller ..."

5. The Science of Language: Linguistics, Philology, Etymology by Abel Hovelacque (1877)
"... closely to the environs of either city. There is a highland and lowland variety. mordvinian is spoken by nearly 700000 people, on either side of the . ..."

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