Place Name RUS

TYPE: Region
OTHER SCRIPTS: Русь (Russian, Ukrainian)
PRONOUNCED: ROOS (Russian)  [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly of Old Norse origin meaning "rowers". This was the name of a medieval Slavic state of eastern Europe.
VARIANTS: Rossiya (Russian), Rosiya (Ukrainian), Russia (English), Russland (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Roes, Rusland (Dutch), Russie (French), Russia (Italian), Russia (Late Roman), Rosja, Ruś (Polish), Rússia (Portuguese), Rusia (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Ruś
Entry updated May 31, 2018