Ruthenian may refer to:

*Ruthenia, a name applied to various parts of Eastern Europe
*Ruthenians, a historic ethnic group
*Ruthenian Catholic Church, the sui iuris particular church united to the Bishop of Rome and the Roman Catholic Church
*Ruthenian language (disambiguation), a name applied to several Slavic languages

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  • Ruthenian — 1850, of or pertaining to the Ukrainian people (earlier Ruthene, 1540s), from M.L. Rutheni the Little Russians, a derivative of Russi (see RUSSIA (Cf. Russia)). For consonant change, Cf. M.L. Prut(h)eni, from Prussi Prussians …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ruthenian — [ro͞othē′nē ən, ro͞othēn′yən] n. 1. a member of a group of Ukrainians living in Ruthenia and E Slovakia 2. the variety of Ukrainian spoken by the Ruthenians adj. of Ruthenia or its people, language, or culture …   English World dictionary

  • Ruthenian — /rooh thee nee euhn, theen yeuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Little Russians, esp. a division of them dwelling in Galicia, Ruthenia, and neighboring regions. n. 2. one of the Ruthenian people. 3. the dialect of Ukrainian spoken in Ruthenia …   Universalium

  • ruthenian — nēən noun ( s) Usage: capitalized Etymology: Ruthenia, a part of the Ukraine + English an 1. a. : one of a branch of the Little Russians formerly chiefly of Galicia in Austria and the eastern part of Czechoslovakia and recently annexed to the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ruthenian — adjective or noun see Ruthenia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ruthenian — adjective Describing minerals containing ruthenium …   Wiktionary

  • Ruthenian — [ru: θi:nɪən] noun a native or inhabitant of Ruthenia, a region of central Europe. adjective relating to Ruthenia …   English new terms dictionary

  • ruthenian — ru·the·ni·an …   English syllables

  • Ruthenian — Ru•the•ni•an [[t]ruˈθi ni ən, ˈθin yən[/t]] n. 1) peo Rusin 2) peo of or pertaining to Ruthenia or its inhabitants • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • Ruthenian — /ruˈθiniən/ (say rooh theeneeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to Ruthenia, its people, or its language. –noun 2. a dialect of Ukrainian. 3. a native or inhabitant of Ruthenia …   Australian English dictionary

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