from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the region of Livonia or its people or culture.
- n. A native or inhabitant of the region of Livonia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A Finno-Ugric language spoken in Latvia.
- n. A person from Livonia.
- adj. Pertaining to Livonia or Livonians.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Livonia, a district on the Baltic Sea formerly part of Russia, now part of Latvia and Estonia.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Livonia; the language (allied to the Finnish) of the Livonians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Livonia; Lettish.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Livonia, one of the Baltic provinces of Russia; specifically, a member of the primitive race of Livonia.
- n. The language formerly spoken by the Livonians.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of the Livonian-speaking people of Latvia
- n. the Finnic language spoken by the people of Livonia in Estonia and Latvia
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Some languages, such as Comanche, an Uto-Aztecan language spoken by Native Americans in the United States, or Livonian, a Uralic language used in Latvia, today claim fewer than two hundred speakers.
It was most likely that Livonians were horribly cruel to Russians that surrendered and Russians found starvation to be a better end than Livonian torture.
In the Livonian War (1558-1583) Ivan the Terrible was very kind to Livonian Prisoners for the first ten years of the war.
Her fears turned out to be groundless; the kind-hearted German kept Yakov with him, let him study with his other pupils, fed him (dessert, however, was not offered him except on Sundays), and rigged him out in clothes cut out of the cast-off morning-gowns — usually snuff-coloured — of his mother, an old Livonian lady, still alert and active in spite of her great age.
At first it seemed strange that the son of an obscure Livonian gentleman should propose marriage to a
He again approached the young Livonian, and holding out his hand: “Sister,” said he.
Neither Michael Strogoff nor the young Livonian girl had any baggage.
He was unwilling to leave the young Livonian girl alone on board, as she had not yet reappeared on deck.
Was he thinking of the young Livonian girl who had been his traveling companion?
The young Livonian, seeing the only being to whom she could look for help disappear, fell back again on her bench.