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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Formerly Be·lo·rus·sia (bĕlˌō-rŭshˈə, byĕlˌ-) also Bye·lo·rus·sia (byĕlˌō-)Belarus A country of eastern Europe east of Poland and west of Russia. Originally settled by Slavs, the region was subject to Lithuania and Poland before passing to Russia in the late 18th century. It was a constituent republic of the USSR, known as the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, from 1922 to 1991. Minsk is the capital and the largest city. Population: 9,720,000.

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  • proper n. A country in Europe. Official name: Republic of Belarus (Рэспублiка Беларусь).

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  • n. a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet

Etymologies

From Slavic бел ("white") + -a- (connecting morpheme) + Русь ("Ruthenia"); The stem bel- is cognate with Balt- (Baltic), from Lithuanian baltas ("white"). Compare Belarusian Беларусь (Belarús’), Russian Беларусь (Belarús’), Белоруссия (Belorússija). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Belarus in the field of quality» In 2008: - «Best goods of the Republic of Belarus» - «Best goods of the Republic of Belarus in Russian

    WN.com - Business News

  • They originally came from Białystok, now in Belarus; Rifka had smuggled her husband out of Russia twenty years earlier to avoid conscription, and they had built up a decent family business in Enniskillen and Clones.

    Gibbon III

  • Kramer followed 17,000 infants born in Belarus throughout their childhoods.

    The Case Against Breast-Feeding

  • Farmers living in Belarus 'northern Grodno province last Summer reported dozens of sightings of an ape-like creature in neighbouring swamps.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Evgeny sez, Authorities in Belarus, the last authoritarian regime in Europe, are considering introducing a new school uniform that would protect schoolchildren from electromagnetic radiation that comes from their mobile phones.

    Boing Boing

  • Dingbat dictatorship in Belarus invents magical anti-cancer pockets for school uniforms

    Boing Boing

  • If yes, do you plan to continue working on inheritance cases in Belarus?

    Global Voices in English » Belarus: President Pardons Emanuel Zeltser

  • […] During the meeting members of the US delegation addressed the President of Belarus with a request to use powers of the head of state to free US citizen Emanuel Zeltser, who had been serving his sentence in Belarus for committing a criminal offence.

    Global Voices in English » Belarus: President Pardons Emanuel Zeltser

  • Adi Roche, who founded Chernobyl Children International (CCI) in Belarus, Ukraine and Western Russia to serve the forgotten children of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the thousands of children in the Chernobyl regions who continue to be born with disabilities and congenital deformities like Chernobyl Heart.

    Stephanie March: Meet the 2010 World of Children Awards Winners: Extraordinary Individuals Improving the Lives of Many

  • EUrocrats worry more about the dangers of lit candles than dictatorship in Belarus (via Andrew Stuttaford).

    Sports

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