Results for: russian
1. Of or relating to Russia or its people, language, or culture.
2. Of or relating to the former Soviet Union.
a. A native or inhabitant of Russia.
b. A person of Russian descent.
c. A native or inhabitant of the former Soviet Union.
2. The East Slavic language of the Russians, used as the official language of Russia and widely as a second language within the Commonwealth of Independent States.
[Medieval Latin Russinus
, from Old Russian Rus
, Vikings, Rus
, from Old Norse *rdhs(menn)
, from rdhr
; see er-
in Indo-European roots.]