Boyar

A boyar, or bolyar (боляр or болярин; буй or боярин; p=bɐˈjarʲɪn; boier, Ro-boier.ogg; βογιάρος), was a member of the highest rank of the feudal Bulgarian, Moscovian, Kievan Rus`ian, Wallachian, and Moldavian aristocracies, second only to the ruling princes (in Bulgaria, tsars), from the 10th century to the 17th c....
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Boyar

• (n.) Alt. of Boyard
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Boyar

[caste] The Boyar are a caste with origins in India. ==Etymology of the word `Boyar`== Max Vasmer believed that the Indian word boyar is etymologically related to the Turkic word Boyar and that it was also adopted in a number of Slavic languages. He thought it to be composed of the roots bai (`noble`, distinguished) and ar (`man`);. ...
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boyar

Landowner in the Russian aristocracy. During the 16th century boyars formed a powerful interest group threatening the tsar's power, until their influence was decisively broken in 1565 when Ivan the...
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boyar

member of the upper stratum of medieval Russian society and state administration. In Kievan Rus during the 10th–12th century, the boyars constituted ... [8 related articles]
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Boyar

member of the upper stratum of medieval Russian society and state administration. Boyars were generally drawn from about 200 families, descended from former princes, old Moscow boyar families and foreign aristocrats; and they participated in a boyar council that helped the czar direct the internal and foreign affairs of state. Conferred by the rule...
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