Old Russian


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Old Russian

n.
The Russian language as used in documents from about 1050 to the end of the 1500s.

Old′ Rus′sian


n.
the Russian language before c1600. Abbr.: ORuss
References in classic literature ?
Besides those immediate serfs and dependents just mentioned, the old Russian potentate exerted a considerable sway over a numerous and irregular class of maritime traders, who looked to him for aid and munitions, and through whom he may be said to have, in some degree, extended his power along the whole northwest coast.
The killing of the friendless old Russian, Michael Sabrov, by his great trained ape, was a matter for newspaper comment for a few days.
Nor was it until a month later that careful investigation revealed the fact that the boy had left the train before it pulled out of the station at London, and the cab driver had been found who had driven him to the address of the old Russian, that Tarzan of the Apes realized that Akut had in some way been connected with the disappearance of the boy.
with that peculiar expression of polite weariness which plainly says, "If it were not my duty I would not talk to you for a moment"), was listening to an old Russian general with decorations, who stood very erect, almost on tiptoe, with a soldier's obsequious expression on his purple face, reporting something.
Here's the record of the Tarleton murders, and the case of Vamberry, the wine merchant, and the adventure of the old Russian woman, and the singular affair of the aluminium crutch, as well as a full account of Ricoletti of the club-foot, and his abominable wife.
I used to be a mad watch collector and I still have a yen for old Russian wind-up watches.
Works of Old Russian literature tended to focus primarily on two thematic concerns, history and moral edification.
or bylinas Traditional form of Old Russian and Russian heroic narrative poetry transmitted orally.
Based on an old Russian folk tale, The Magic Swan blends live action with puppetry as it tells the story of how a swan's gift transforms the lives of a starving peasant family.
Petersburg with particular responsibility for the old Russian repertory.
crowds passed by the ebony coffin covered with the old Russian flag and almost completely hidden under masses of lilies, blood red carnations and flowers of spring.
By the end, the melancholy of the old Russian tale has been reborn, along with the bewilderment of its child-hero, who can't understand what strange grown-up force is pulling the pretty Ballerina away toward the incomprehensible Blackamoor.