Definition of Mordvin

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

Exact synonyms: Mordva, Mordvinian
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, Mordvinian
Generic synonyms: Volgaic

Definition of Mordvin

1. Adjective. From, or pertaining to, Mordovia (Mordvinia) or their people or culture ¹

2. Proper noun. A branch of the Finno-Ugric language group. ¹

3. Proper noun. Any of the people who speak this language. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mordvin

Morbihan
Morchella
Morchella angusticeps
Morchella conica
Morchella esculenta
Morchella semilibera
Morchellaceae
Mordad
Mordecai Richler
Mordovia
Mordovian
Mordovians
Mordred
Mordva
Mordvin (current term)
Mordvinia
Mordvinian
Mordvinians
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Morecambe
Morel's ear
Morelia spilotes variegatus
Morelos
Morerastrongylus costaricensis
Moresque
Moreton Bay
Moreton Bay bug
Moreton Bay chestnut
Moreton Bay pine

Literary usage of Mordvin

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1. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"... from the noun paz, the Lord, the Mordvin forms paz-dn, I am the Lord ; and from the possessive paz-an, Lord's, it forms paz-an-An, I am the Lord's. ..."

2. The Native Races of the Russian Empire by Robert Gordon Latham (1854)
"The Mordvin.—If we look only to the geographical relations of the ... The Mordvin are the most southern of all the Ugrian tribes that lie in situ. ..."

3. The Native Races of the Russian Empire by Robert Gordon Latham (1854)
"The Mordvin.—If we look only to the geographical relations of the ... The Mordvin are the most southern of all the Ugrian tribes that lie in situ. ..."

4. Introduction to the Science of Language by Archibald Henry Sayce (1880)
"In Mordvin and Vogul, however, a difference is made between the forms ... Mordvin and Vogul also have special forms for the second personal pronoun when ..."

5. Report by British and Foreign Bible Society (1892)
"Moksha and Erza-Mordvin.—A Society in Finland exists for the circulation and study of the Ural-Altaic languages. An English gentleman who is a member of ..."

6. The Pre- and Proto-historic Finns, Both Eastern and Western, with the Magic by baron John Abercromby Abercromby, John Abercromby (1898)
"There are fifty-five examples of this in the Magic Songs, eg 2 d, f, 8 c, d, 10 a-ei, 12 f, 21 a, etc.; five in the Mordvin charms; four in the Swedish; ..."

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