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

• (n.) Alt. of Boyard
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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

[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

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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