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Mol·da·vi·a(mŏl-dā′vē-ə, -dāv′yə, môl-)
1. A historical region of eastern Romania east of Transylvania. Part of the Roman province of Dacia, it became a principality in the 1300s and passed to the Ottoman Empire in 1504, although it was continually attacked and often controlled by other powers. In 1862, Moldavia united with Wallachia to form the nucleus of modern Romania.
2. See Moldova.
Mol·da′vi·an adj. & n.
1. (Placename) another name for Moldova
2. (Placename) a former principality of E Europe, consisting of the basins of the Rivers Prut and Dniester: the E part (Bessarabia) became Moldova; the W part remains a province of Romania
Mol•da•vi•a(mɒlˈdeɪ vi ə, -vyə)
1. a region in NE Romania: formerly a principality that united with Wallachia to form Romania. Cap.: Jassy.
2. Former name of Moldova.
Mol•da′vi•an, adj., n.
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