Georgian

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Fresco of Queen Tamar, a Georgian woman – that is, a woman from the country of Georgia (etymology 1)

Etymology 1[edit]

Georgia +‎ -an.

Noun[edit]

Georgian (countable and uncountable, plural Georgians)

  1. (uncountable) The language of Georgia, a country in Eastern Europe.
  2. (countable) A person or a descendant of a person from Georgia, a country in Eastern Europe.
  3. (countable) A native or resident of the state of Georgia in the United States of America.
Hypernyms[edit]
  • (native or resident of the US state of Georgia): American
Hyponyms[edit]
  • (language of Georgia): Tush
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Adjective[edit]

Georgian (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to the Eastern European country of Georgia, the Georgian people or the Georgian language.
    • 2011 September 18, Ben Dirs, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41 – 10 Georgia”, in BBC Sport[1], archived from the original on 10 June 2016:
      As in their narrow defeat of Argentina last week, England were indisciplined at the breakdown, and if Georgian fly-half Merab Kvirikashvili had remembered his kicking boots, Johnson's side might have been behind at half-time.
  2. Of, from, or pertaining to the U.S. State of Georgia or its Georgian English dialect.

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Etymology 2[edit]

The Circus in Bath, England is an example of Georgian architecture – that is, built during the reign of George II of Great Britain (etymology 2)

George +‎ -ian.

Noun[edit]

Georgian (plural Georgians)

  1. (historical) A British citizen during the reign of a king named George.

Adjective[edit]

Georgian (comparative more Georgian, superlative most Georgian)

  1. Of, from, or characteristic of the reigns of Kings George I and George II of Great Britain, and George III and George IV of the United Kingdom (1714–1830).
  2. Pertaining to or characteristic of Stefan George (a German poet).
    • 2001, Martin Travers, Critics of Modernity: The Literature of the Conservative Revolution in Germany, 1890–1933, page 82:
      The same Georgian persona, leonine and sacerdotal (that of the aristocratic priest) appears throughout the reminiscences of all his disciples.
    • 2005, Ernst Osterkamp, “The Legacy of the George Circle”, in Exile, Science and Bildung: The Contested Legacies of German Emigre Intellectuals, page 23:
      Another example of this sterile Georgian orthodoxy is to be found in the case of Ernst Morwitz ...
    • 2012, Paul Fleming, “Bodies: Ernst H. Kantorowicz”, in “Escape to Life”: German Intellectuals in New York: A Compendium on Exile after 1933, page 227:
      Kantorowicz [] warns against confusing a Georgian aesthetic “secret Germany,” which still slumbered in concealment, with contemporary, ‘awakened’ Nazi Germany.

Further reading[edit]

Wiktionary
Georgian edition of Wiktionary

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