mir

noun
\ ˈmir How to pronounce mir (audio) \

Definition of mir

: a village community in czarist Russia in which land was owned jointly but cultivated by individual families

Examples of mir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If, as Patriarch Kirill and other Russian churchmen insist, Russian Orthodoxy holds a monopoly on the heritage of the Baptism of Rus’, then Ukraine is and must be part of the Russkiy mir. George Weigel, WSJ, 27 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of mir

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mir

Russian

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“Mir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mir. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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