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 (wə-lā′kē-ə, wŏ-)


(wɒˈleɪkɪə) or


(Placename) a former principality of SE Europe: a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire from the 15th century until its union with Moldavia in 1859, subsequently forming present-day Romania


or Wa•la•chi•a

(wɒˈleɪ ki ə)

a former principality in SE Europe: united with Moldavia to form Romania in 1861.
Wal•la′chi•an, adj., n.
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The Abbot of that monastery was a gentleman by birth, a learned writer and a starets, that is, he belonged to that succession of monks originating in Walachia who each choose a director and teacher whom they implicitly obey.
Bucharest (the capital) is located in historical Walachia and is the sixth largest city in the EU with a mostly homogenous population of around 2 million.
The head of the saint has so fat left the boundaries of Mount Athos in Greece only four times a for pilgrimages in Constantinople, Walachia, Russia and now in Bulgaria.
even during the life of now departed [Bohdan Khmelnytskyi], the [then] hetman of the Zaporozhian Host, all senior officers, the [current] hetman and all colonels for an unknown [to us] reason [and] secretly from the commoners (chern) concluded a pact with the Transylvanian prince, [Gyorgy II] Rakoczi, with the Swedish king, and with both the warlords of Walachia and Moldavia, and [they, i.
This John Huniades the worthy warrier was borne in Walachia .
Arbitrary application of the agrarian reform of 1864, the lack of property for new-married people or their appropriation of land located far from their native land, the harsh conditions of agricultural compacts, in the spring of 1888 led to the outbreak of a powerful revolt, which included a number of counties in Walachia.
The character Dracula is |based on Vlad Dracula, nicknamed Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), who was the ruler of Walachia in Romania at various times from 1456-1462.
Typical in this context is a story about a farmer in Walachia (Romania) who killed a snake presumably threatening his son.
Accordingly, traveling through Walachia in 1841, the Italian dignitary Domenico Zanelli noted that on the main street of the capital "you can see a great movement of luxurious carriages that the luxury-minded boyars from Bucharest bring from Germany or from Petersburg, a luxury that too often pass their own powers" (37).
The King taxes were named "deseatina" and "zeciuiala" in Walachia and Moldova.
In both Moldavia and Walachia they were called "infirmaries", a slavish term similar to the Latin "hospital".
My gaze from the non-folk city of Olomouc and later on Prague's Lesser Town thus turned east, first to the Walachia region, then Slovakia, until it finally rested on the Moravia-Slovakia borderland--the area of "Kopanice" (Moravian Highlands).