Moldavian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Moldavia +‎ -ian

Noun[edit]

Moldavian (plural Moldavians)

  1. (historical) An inhabitant or citizen of the former Principality of Moldavia or Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic.
  2. Dated form of Moldovan.

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Proper noun[edit]

Moldavian

  1. Dated form of Moldovan (dialect of Romanian).
  2. Dated form of Moldovan (Romanian language).

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Adjective[edit]

Moldavian (not comparable)

  1. (historical) Relating to Moldavia (the former principality or Soviet SSR).
  2. Dated form of Moldovan.

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Usage notes[edit]

The term is largely seen as dated when referring to the modern country of Moldova, though is still used when referring to the former Principality of Moldavia or Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic. Confusingly, the latter was formally known as the Soviet Socialist Republic of Moldova, though was commonly referred to as Moldavia.

Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moldabian/, [mo̞l̪.d̪a.β̞i.ãn]

Proper noun[edit]

Moldavian

  1. inessive indefinite of Moldavia

Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Moldavian

  1. genitive singular of Moldavia