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1. A native or inhabitant of Moravia.
2. A group of Czech dialects spoken in Moravia.
3. A member of a Protestant denomination founded in Saxony in 1722 by Hussite emigrants from Moravia.
1. Of or relating to Moravia or its people, dialects, or culture.
2. Of or relating to the Moravian denomination.
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(məˈreɪvɪən; mɒ-)
1. (Placename) of or relating to Moravia, its people, or their dialect of Czech
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Moravia, its people, or their dialect of Czech
3. (Languages) of or relating to Moravia, its people, or their dialect of Czech
4. (Protestantism) of or relating to the Moravian Church
5. (Languages) the Moravian dialect
6. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Moravia
7. (Protestantism) a member of the Moravian Church
Moˈravianism n
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(mɔˈreɪ vi ən, moʊ-)

1. of or pertaining to Moravia or its inhabitants.
2. of or pertaining to the religious denomination of Moravians.
3. a native or inhabitant of Moravia.
4. a member of a Christian denomination descended from the Bohemian Brethren.
Mo•ra′vi•an•ism, n.
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Adj.1.Moravian - of or relating to the people or culture of Moravia
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Well, them two loonies scratched along till, one day, Penn's church he'd belonged to - the Moravians - found out where he wuz drifted an' layin', an' wrote to Uncle Salters.
Let the lad go with you in welcome; he is used to keeping company with ministers, and talking of such matters; so is old John, who was christianized by the Moravians abouts the time of the old war.
is this the religion that you have learned from the Moravians? But no—I will not be so uncharitable as to suppose it.
But I have never shut my ears to the words of the good book, and many is the long winter evening that I have passed in the wigwams of the Delawares, listening to the good Moravians, as they dealt forth the history and doctrines of the elder times, to the people of the Lenape!
"I have come across Moravians and Lollards in Bohemia and Hungary," said Genestas.
On the 5th of March, 1867, the Moravian, of the Montreal Ocean Company, finding herself during the night in 27@ 30' lat.
The bearings of the place were taken exactly, and the Moravian continued its route without apparent damage.
If we were in Vienna it would be easy, but here, in this wretched Moravian hole, it is more difficult, and I beg you all to help me.
His fear lest Miss Brooke should have run away to join the Moravian Brethren, or some preposterous sect unknown to good society, was a little allayed by the knowledge that Mrs.
The rapture of the Moravian and Quietist; the opening of the internal sense of the Word, in the language of the New Jerusalem Church; the revival of the Calvinistic churches; the experiences of the Methodists, are varying forms of that shudder of awe and delight with which the individual soul always mingles with the universal soul.
Those who returned to Nain confirmed the Moravians' predictions of disaster: several Inuit had died, including five of the 19 baptized Inuit who had gone south; Nerkingoak, Mikak's father, had ordered the death of a woman in order that she might keep her dead brother company; Pualo shot a young man by the name of Sirkoak because he had partnered with Mikak, but Sirkoak survived after receiving treatment when he reached Nain; Pualo may have died of an infection at this time; two Inuit men were shot dead "for the sake of their wives" by Tuglavina and another Inuk called Adlucock; one woman hanged herself; and many wives were stolen (ND, 6 Sept.
Ethnographies and Exchanges: Native Americans, Moravians, and Catholics in Early North America, edited by A.G.