American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A historical region of southeast Romania between the Transylvanian Alps and the Danube River. Founded as a principality c. 1290, it was ruled by Turkey from 1387 until it was united with Moldavia to form Romania (1861).
- Compare Romanian Valahia. Related to Vlach. (Wiktionary)
“They got over the Danube into Wallachia, which is the southern part of modern-day Romania.”
“Muntenia' (Mountain Land), commonly known as Wallachia and 'Moldavia', came into being.”
“I came from Vienna here down the Danube, but I daresay I shall not go farther by the river, but shall travel through the country to Bucharest in Wallachia, which is the next place I intend to visit; but Hungary is a widely different country to”
“Visigothic nation flocked southward through the region which is now called Wallachia, and, standing on the northern shore of the Danube, prayed for admission within the province of Mœsia and the Empire of”
“= 'Ab hoc Flacco uolunt quidam Valachiam [' Wallachia '] fuisse dictam olim _Flacciam_, quod nomen sensim corruptela sermonis transiit in Valachiam.”
“Wallachia's teachings and preachings have all been thrown to the wind,”
“Independent churches that had broken away from Constantinople such as Wallachia and Georgia, were forcibly returned to Byzantine control.”
“Watson racked up a total of $77,147 during competition after wagering $17,973 that "Who is Bram Stoker?" was the correct question to the clue: "William Wilkinson's 'An Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia' inspired this author's most famous novel.”
“Ah yes, a gypsy princess in disguise who yearns for the sound of the balalaika and prays for the return of Prince Vlad of Wallachia.”
“The story will blend fact with fiction as it follows Vlad III, real-life 15th century Prince of Wallachia, on his road to immortality.”
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