Magyar

/mag"yahr, mahg"-/; Hung. /mo"dyordd/, n.
1. a member of the ethnic group, of the Finno-Ugric stock, that forms the predominant element of the population of Hungary.
2. Hungarian (def. 3).
adj.
3. of or pertaining to the Magyars or their language; Hungarian.

* * *

Any member of the dominant ethnic group in Hungary.

Speakers of a Finno-Ugric language, they migrated from their early home in the region of present-day Bashkortostan in eastern European Russia across the southern Russian and Ukrainian steppes into the northern Balkans in the 9th century. After collisions with neighbouring peoples, the Magyars crossed the Carpathians and settled in the middle basin of the Danube River in the late 9th century, subjugating Slavs and other peoples there. Skilled and fierce horsemen, they raided deep into the heart of Europe in the 10th century and were greatly feared until their defeat by Otto I at the Battle of Lechfeld in 955. They adopted Christianity in the 11th century under King Stephen I, the founder of Hungary, who made the kingdom part of the European community.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • magyar — magyar, e [ magjar ] adj. et n. • 1840; mot hongr. ♦ Qui a rapport au peuple établi au IXe s. dans l actuelle Hongrie. ♢ Par ext. De Hongrie. ⇒ hongrois. ♢ N. Les Magyars. N. m. Le magyar : le hongrois (langue finno ougrienne). ● magyar, magyare… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Magyar — bezeichnet: den indigenen Namen für die Ungarn; siehe Magyaren Ungarisch (Ungarisch in Landessprache Magyar) Magyar ist der Familienname folgender Personen: László Magyar (1817–1864), ungarischer Reisender und Entdecker Zoltán Magyar (* 1953),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • magyar — magyar·ization; magyar·ize; magyar; …   English syllables

  • Magyar — may refer to: A nation and an ethnic group native to and primarily associated with Hungarian people The Hungarian language, See also Mugel, a Hun tribe All pages with titles containing Magyar This disambiguation page …   Wikipedia

  • Magyar — (spr. Madjar, Nagy Magyar, Groß Mayendorf), Pfarrdorf im Bezirk Sommerin des ungarischen Comitats u. Verwaltungsgebiets Presburg; 1500 Ew …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Magyar — Mag yar (m[a^]g y[aum]r; Hung. m[o^]d y[o^]r), prop. n. [Hung.] 1. (Ethnol.) One of the dominant people of Hungary, allied to the Finns; a Hungarian. [1913 Webster] 2. The language of the Magyars. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Magyar — Mag yar, prop. a. Of or pertaining to the Magyars or their language; Hungarian. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Magyar — (spr. mádjar), László, ungar. Reisender, geb. 1817 in Maria Theresiopel, gest. 9. Nov. 1864, studierte in Fiume die nautischen Wissenschaften, ging dann nach Argentinien, wo er am Kampfe gegen Uruguay teilnahm, 1847 nach Westafrika, zunächst zum… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Magyar — a Hungarian, 1797, the people s native name. As an adjective by 1828 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Magyar — ► NOUN 1) a member of a people predominating in Hungary. 2) the Hungarian language. ORIGIN the name in Hungarian …   English terms dictionary

  • Magyar — [mag′yär΄; ] Hung [ mō̂d′yär] n. [Hung] 1. a member of the people constituting the main ethnic group in Hungary 2. the Ugric language of this people; Hungarian adj. of the Magyars or their language or culture …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.