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 (măg′yär′, mäg′-, mä′dyär′)
1. A member of the principal ethnic group of Hungary.
2. See Hungarian.


Mag′yar adj.
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npl -yars
1. (Peoples) a member of the predominant ethnic group of Hungary, also found in NW Siberia
2. (Peoples) the Hungarian language
3. (Peoples) of or relating to the Magyars or their language
4. (Languages) of or relating to the Magyars or their language
5. (Knitting & Sewing) sewing of or relating to a style of sleeve cut in one piece with the bodice
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(hʌŋˈgɛər i ən)

1. a native or inhabitant of Hungary.
a. a member of the ethnic group that comprises the overwhelming majority of the inhabitants of Hungary, and a significant minority in Transylvania, Slovakia, and adjacent parts of Yugoslavia.
b. the Finno-Ugric language of this group.
3. of or pertaining to Hungary or its inhabitants.
4. of or pertaining to the Hungarians as an ethnic group, or to the language Hungarian.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Magyar - a native or inhabitant of HungaryMagyar - a native or inhabitant of Hungary  
Hungary, Magyarorszag, Republic of Hungary - a republic in central Europe
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
2.Magyar - the official language of Hungary (also spoken in Rumania)Magyar - the official language of Hungary (also spoken in Rumania); belongs to the Ugric family of languages
Ugrian, Ugric - one of the two branches of the Finno-Ugric family of languages; spoken in Hungary and northwestern Siberia
Adj.1.Magyar - relating to or characteristic of HungaryMagyar - relating to or characteristic of Hungary; "Hungarian folk music"
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A. ADJmagiar
B. Nmagiar mf
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adjmadjarisch, magyarisch
nMadjar(in) m(f), → Magyar(in) m(f)
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References in classic literature ?
In the population of Transylvania there are four distinct nationalities: Saxons in the South, and mixed with them the Wallachs, who are the descendants of the Dacians; Magyars in the West, and Szekelys in the East and North.
They were peasants, Croat or Magyar, with broad, blunt visages and blinking eyes.
It details the roots and actions of the Royal Hungarian Armed Forces, never losing sight of the fact that its original purpose was to recover territories that had large populations of the ethnic groups the Magyars. The book has three chapters.
Magyar Origins is an in-depth explorations of what the latest linguistic and DNA research has to say about the origins of pre-Christian Hungarian people, who call themselves Magyars.
Hungarian histories begin with the semantic problem that the Hungarian word for Hungary, Magyarorszag, literally means "land of the Magyars" much as the Czech word for the Bohemian lands is Cesko (lit.: Czech lands), whose ethnic premise has long been the favourite tool of nationalists in their attempt to carve a national narrative out of a non-national or multi-national past.
freely classified as Slovaks, Czechs, Germans, or Magyars.
They closed ranks behind Otto, who led an army drawn from Bavaria, Swabia, Bohemia and Lorraine to confront the Magyars. It was a mark of his authority in his kingdom by this time that only a few of his troops came from his own home ground of Saxony, where a Slav invasion was threatened.
Writing in German, he brought out a number of major works, including his Magyarische Sagen und Marchen (1825; "Magyar Legends, and Fables") and his five-volume history of the Magyars (also in German, 1828-31).
The Magyars, an Asian tribe, invaded Germany but were defeated at the Battle of the Lech in 955 by Otto I, who reigned from 936 to 973.
Muslim Sources on the Magyars in the Second Half of the 9th Century: The Magyar Chapter of the Jayhani Tradition
The nationalistic pressure the Magyars exercised on the twin towns' public life from the 1830s on bore its fruit during the 1840s, when the number of Hungarian speakers increased and the Magyars managed to enforce the use of bilingualism in the formerly linguistically German administrative structures of Buda and Pest.
For centuries they were under Magyar (Hungarian) rule being part of that kingdom.