hospodar

noun hos·po·dar \ˈhäspəˌdär\

Definition of hospodar

plural

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  1. :  a governor of Moldavia and Walachia under Turkish rule

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Origin and Etymology of hospodar

Romanian, from Ukrainian, from hospod' lord, master; akin to Old Slavic gospodĭ, gospodinŭ lord, master — more at gospodin


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