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

  • A region of central and eastern Czech Republic. Settled by a Slavic people at the end of the sixth century A.D., it became an independent kingdom in 870 but fell to the Magyars in 906 and later to the Bohemians. In 1526 Moravia came under the rule of the Austrian Hapsburgs. It was incorporated into Czechoslovakia in 1918.
  • Moravia, Alberto Pen name of Alberto Pincherle. 1907-1990. Italian writer best known for his novels, such as Time of Desecration (1978), which explore the alienation and ennui of the middle class.

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  • proper n. A historical region in the east of the Czech Republic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a region in the central and eastern part of the Czech Republic; it lies to the east of Bohemia and to the west of the Carpathians


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