Definitions

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

  • n. A member of a people forming the principal ethnic group of Romania, also located in small populations in other parts of the Balkan Peninsula.

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  • n. Wallachian, Romanian; any member of an Eastern Romance speaking group.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as Wallachian.

Etymologies

From Proto-Slavic *volxъ, from Proto-Germanic *walhaz. Presumably introduced into Slavic around the 7th century, but first recorded only in the 11th century in Byzantine Greek. In English used as a synonym of "Wallachian" from the 19th century. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This Bulgarian state included a large 'Vlach' element descended from those

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  • In it, the researchers Rita Simpson-Vlach and Nick Ellis summarise these convergences:

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  • Deryn narrowed her eyes—this was no Turk, or Vlach, or Kurd, or whatever else they had here in Istanbul.

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  • I was reminded of the fine feta from the Vlach village of Samarina, whose sheep enjoy the highest, most variegated wild flower grazing in Greece.

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  • (See Vlach 1973 and Kamp 1973 for early examples of semantic theories for indexicals that use double-indexing.)

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  • The publication of Barwise 1981 in the Journal of Philosophy was followed by two papers providing commentary: Higginbotham 1983 in the same journal, and Vlach 1983 in Synthese.

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  • Languages: Albanian (official - derived from Tosk dialect), Greek, Vlach, Romani, Slavic dialects

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  • The origin of the Orthodox monasteries remains unclear; they may have been established by Albanian, Vlach, Macedonian, or Bulgarian Orthodox Christians.

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  • The following comments are from Kurt Vlach, the New Head of the Racine County Democratic party.

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