American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The medieval Russian state, established c. 862 by Scandinavian traders and warriors led by Rurik, who founded a dynasty at Novgorod. In 882 his successor moved the capital to Kiev, the center of Kievan Russia.
- From Russian Русь (Rus’), from Old East Slavic Русь (Rus’), and Byzantine Greek οί Ῥῶς (oi Rhōs). Compare Russ, and see further Etymology of Rus and derivatives. (Wiktionary)
- Russian Rus', from Old Russian Rusĭ, group of Vikings, Rus; see Russian. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Rus is the man behind Poetry and Poets in Rags at the Interboard Poetry Community, which has posted its Winning Poems for February.”
“As such, he and his state could claim lineage with the Kievan state called Rus that had accepted Christianity in 988 and collapsed in the 13th century.”
“The original word Rusini is derived from Rus, the abstract word for Russian fatherland or dwelling-place of the Slavic people; and the English word "Russian" may therefore mean a derivative from the word Rus, as denominating the race, or it may mean a subject of the Russian Empire.”
“In the year 862 Slavonic legates went away beyond the sea to the Variag tribe called Rus, and said, 'Our land is great and fruitful, but there is no order in it; come and reign and rule over us. ”
“Viking warrior class and their descendants called Rus, the first East Slavic state, Kievan”
“An old Russian chronicler declares that in 862 A.D. the Slavs sent an embassy to the Swedes, whom they called "Rus," saying, "Our country is large and rich, but there is no order in it; come and rule over us.”
“In a major falling-out though, the then-prime minister's people ordered that Pugachyova's song "Rus," or Old Russia, be cut out of a television broadcast of the concert because it could offend residents of Western Ukraine,”
“The fire began in the 'Rus' restaurant in Vlasyevskaya tower, which dates back to the”
“Natives lived uneasily with the outsiders, dubbing them "Rus" (pronounced "rooz") -- a shorthand for "Gurus. '”
“This is a secretive process that we really are against," said Rus Thompson, a local tea party leader who spearheaded tea partier Carl Paladino's gubernatorial bid.”
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