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TypeRegion
ScriptsРусь RussianUkrainian
PronouncedPron.ROOS Russian
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Meaning & History

Possibly of Old Norse origin meaning "rowers". This was the name of a medieval Slavic state of eastern Europe.
VariantsRossiya Russian Rosiya Ukrainian Russia English Russland German
Other Languages & CulturesRoes, Rusland Dutch Russie French Russia Italian Russia Late Roman Rosja, Ruś Polish Rússia Portuguese Rusia Spanish
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Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute