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 ?
The place at that time was the residence of Count Baranoff, the governor of the different colonies; a rough, rugged, hospitable, hard-drinking old Russian; somewhat of a soldier; somewhat of a trader; above all, a boon companion of the old roystering school, with a strong cross of the bear.
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.
Noting that linguists have done a good job studying the grammar of the Old Russian on the letters, he focuses instead on a pragmatic perspective, especially matters of orality and literacy.
An easy, half-hour trail walk through the amazingly abundant temperate rain forest takes you to the old Russian fort site, which has a Tlingit totem pole erected there, following a reconciliation service attended by a descendant of the original Russian representative, Alexander Baranov, and offspring of the Tlingits who fought him two hundred years ago.
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.
BBC Radio Scotland's Tom Morton buys cheap pants and reveals his love for old Russian wind-up watches 1 Leki 'Wanderfreund' carbon fibre walking stick.
The Russian perception of China is summed up in a single word, "bogeyman" which is an old Russian appellation for Chinese.