from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Russia or its people, language, or culture.
- adj. Of or relating to the former Soviet Union.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Russia.
- n. A person of Russian descent.
- n. A native or inhabitant of the former Soviet Union.
- n. The East Slavic language of the Russians, used as the official language of Russia and widely as a second language within the Commonwealth of Independent States.
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- n. A person from Russia.
- n. An ethnic Russian.
- n. A domestic cat breed.
- n. A cat of this breed.
- n. A type of juggling ball with a hard outer shell, filled with salt, sand or another similar substance.
- proper n. The Russian language.
- adj. Of or pertaining to Russia.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Russian language.
- adj. Of or pertaining to Rus.
Medieval Latin Russiānus, from Old Russian Rusĭ, Vikings, Rus, from Old Norse *rōdhs(menn) or ródhs(karlar), seafarers, from rōdhr, rowing.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Medieval Latin (11th century) Russianus, the adjective of Russia, a latinization of the Old East Slavic Русь (Rusĭ). In English (both as a noun and as an adjective) from the 16th century. (Wiktionary)