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Rus   /rəs/   Listen
Rus

noun
1.
The medieval Russian state established by Scandinavian traders in the 9th century; the capital was first in Novgorod and then in Kiev.






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"Rus" Quotes from Famous Books



... AHASUE'RUS, the cobbler who pushed away Jesus when, on the way to execution. He rested a moment or two at his door. "Get off! Away with you!" cried the cobbler. "Truly, I go away," returned Jesus, "and that quickly; but tarry thou till I come." And from that time Ahasuerus became the ...
— Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 - A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook • The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

... of Ardenne, in France, reaching from the Rhine to the city of Tournay, in the low countries; Indutiom[)a]rus conceals in it the infirm and aged, G. v. 3; Caesar crosses it in quest of ...
— "De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries • Caius Julius Caesar



Words linked to "Rus" :   state, country, land



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