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I have lived and slept in the same bed with English countesses and Prussian farm women... no woman has excited passions among women more than I have.
Florence Nightingale

Meaning of "Prussian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PRUSSIAN

Prussian  [ˈprʌʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRUSSIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Prussian can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PRUSSIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Prussian

Prussia

Prussia (German: Preußen (help·info)) was a German kingdom and historic state originating out of the Duchy of Prussia and the Margraviate of Brandenburg and centered on the region of Prussia. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia shaped the history of Germany, with its capital in Berlin after 1451. In 1871, German states united in creating the German Empire under Prussian leadership. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power. Prussia was effectively abolished in 1932, and officially abolished in 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians. In the 13th century, German crusaders, the Teutonic Knights, conquered "Old Prussia". In 1308 the Teutonic Knights conquered the formerly Polish region of Pomerelia with Gdańsk (Danzig). Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany and in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia.

Definition of Prussian in the English dictionary

The first definition of Prussian in the dictionary is of, relating to, or characteristic of Prussia or its people, esp of the Junkers and their formal military tradition. Other definition of Prussian is a German native or inhabitant of Prussia. Prussian is also a member of a Baltic people formerly inhabiting the coastal area of the SE Baltic.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PRUSSIAN


Belarussian
ˌbɛləʊˈrʌʃən
concussion
kənˈkʌʃən
discussion
dɪˈskʌʃən
percussion
pəˈkʌʃən
repercussion
ˌriːpəˈkʌʃən
rushen
ˈrʌʃən
Russian
ˈrʌʃən
station
ˈsteɪʃən
submission
səbˈmɪʃən
subscription
səbˈskrɪpʃən
succussion
sʌˈkʌʃən
suggestion
səˈdʒɛstʃən
suspension
səˈspɛnʃən
tradition
trəˈdɪʃən
transaction
trænˈzækʃən
translation
trænsˈleɪʃən
transmission
trænzˈmɪʃən
transportation
ˌtrænspɔːˈteɪʃən
vacation
vəˈkeɪʃən
version
ˈvɜːʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRUSSIAN

Prussia
Prussian blue
Prussianisation
Prussianise
Prussianism
Prussianization
Prussianize
prussiate
prussic acid
Prut
prutah
PRW
pry
pryer
prying
pryingly
Prynne
prytanea
prytaneum
Przewalski´s horse

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRUSSIAN

Asian
Belorussian
Byelorussian
Circassian
Colossian
East Prussian
Gaussian
Great Russian
Halicarnassian
hessian
Indonesian
Little Russian
Molossian
Old Prussian
Ossian
Panglossian
Parnassian
Senussian
thalassian
White Russian

Synonyms and antonyms of Prussian in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Prussian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRUSSIAN

Find out the translation of Prussian to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Prussian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Prussian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

普鲁士
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

prusiana
570 millions of speakers

English

Prussian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रशिया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البروسية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прусский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

prussiano
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রুশিয়ান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prussien
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Prusia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Preuße
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

プロイセンの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

러시안
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Prusia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Phổ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரஷ்யன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रुशियन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Prusya
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prussiano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pruski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прусський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prusac
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Πρώσος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Pruisiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Prussian
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

prøyssiske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Prussian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRUSSIAN»

The term «Prussian» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.736 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRUSSIAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Prussian

EXAMPLES

2 QUOTES WITH «PRUSSIAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Prussian.
1
Florence Nightingale
I have lived and slept in the same bed with English countesses and Prussian farm women... no woman has excited passions among women more than I have.
2
Henry A. Wallace
The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRUSSIAN»

Discover the use of Prussian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Prussian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Franco-Prussian War: The German Conquest of France in ...
Wawro describes the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71, that violently changed the course of European history.
Geoffrey Wawro, 2005
2
The Austro-Prussian War: Austria's War with Prussia and ...
This is a new history of the Austro-Prussian-Italian War of 1866, which paved the way for German and Italian unification.
Geoffrey Wawro, 1997
3
The Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871
The Franco-Prussian War broke out in 1870 when Bismarck engineered a war with the French Second Empire under Napoleon III.
Stephen Badsey, 2003
4
The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France 1870–1871
He had served with the Prussian army in the campaign of 1814. against Napoleon; he had commanded the Prussian forces which had put down the Liberal revolt in Baden in 1848; and he loved the army with a passion for which one must go ...
Michael Howard, 2013
5
The Prussian Officer and Other Stories
The stories collected in this volume are: The Prussian Officer The Thorn in the Flesh Daughters of the Vicar A Fragment of Stained Glass The Shades of Spring Second Best The Shadow in the Rose Garden Goose Fair The White Stocking A Sick ...
D. H. Lawrence, 2012
6
Prussian Staff & Specialist Troops 1791-1815
This concise study, concluding the author's series of five titles on the Prussian Army of 1792-1815, covers the staff; the reforms in tactical employment of all-arms brigades (which, contrary to received opinion, pre-dated the disasters of ...
Peter Hofschräer, 2012
7
Prussian Regular Infantryman 1808-15
Following the disastrous defeats at Jena and Auerstadt by Napoleon in 1806, the Prussian armed forces were forced to regroup, and radical changes were instigated in all areas.
Oliver H. Schmidt, 2003
8
Prussian Reserve, Militia & Irregular Troops 1806-15
This book examines and illustrates the reservists (or Kruemper), the Freikorps and foreign units, and the militia who fought in the Prussian Army.
Peter Hofschräer, 2012
9
Prussian Cavalry of the Napoleonic Wars (1): 1792-1807
When Frederick II (later known as Frederick the Great) came to the throne in 1740, he had three advantages for which he owed thanks to his father: a modern, well-organised state; full coffers; and a properly trained and equipped army.
Peter Hofschräer, 2012
10
French Army 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War (2): Republican Troops
A companion volume to Men-at-Arms 233: The French Army 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War (1) Imperial Troops, this book covers the forces that participated in the second half of the campaign, including the regular army, l'Armee d'Afrique, la ...
Stephen Shann, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRUSSIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Prussian is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Living on Prussia's ruins, Kaliningraders embrace Germanic past
They were renting a flat in a Prussian-built 19th century building in a leafy Kaliningrad neighborhood, and they fell in love with its high ceilings, elaborate fixtures ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
2
Massive goldfish and Prussian carp keep turning up in Alberta …
She says domestic goldfish and Prussian Carp, both of which are growing to be massive sizes in Alberta bodies of water, are being found across the province. «630ched.com, Jun 15»
3
Riesling as Recompense: Wine and the Franco-Prussian War
The name “Franco-Prussian War of 1870” conjures few images in the popular consciousness. It is an obscure war that is easily overshadowed by the ... «War on the Rocks, Jun 15»
4
Berlin's rebuilt Prussian palace to address long-ignored colonial …
The East Germans bulldozed the palace in 1952 as a means of driving an architectural stake through the heart of Prussian militarism and nazism. To make the ... «The Guardian, May 15»
5
Review> Prussian Baroque
Indeed, all these aspirations did end in the crowning of Frederick as the King of Prussia in 1701. Schlüter seemed as good a choice as one could get at the time. «The Architect's Newspaper, May 15»
6
My grandfather, who represented the best in the Prussian tradition
Ms Kellaway is right in saying how “non-Prussian” he seemed to be on the basis of those formulations and yet the deeper truth is that he represented the best in ... «Financial Times, Feb 15»
7
This Day in Jewish History / The man who would bankroll Prussia's
Bismarck was referred to Bleichroeder by Mayer Carl von Rothschild, who, as banker to the Austrian throne, was not in a position to serve the Prussian empire. «Haaretz, Dec 14»
8
Potsdamers' dance to music of time brings back Prussian past
On a mild Saturday night in Potsdam, a hundred people are dancing in a circle outside Prussian King Frederick the Great's Sanssouci palace. As a baroque ... «Irish Times, Aug 14»
9
Goldfish and Prussian carp threaten Bow River's ecosystem
“There are a variety of different fish that are purchased through the pet trade that are released into the rivers and Prussian carp is one of the most common ones ... «CTV News, Jun 14»
10
Prussian Secret targets back-to-back Mackay Cup wins
DEFENDING champion Prussian Secret will be lumping 60.5kg when he attempts to win his second consecutive Mackay Cup at Ooralea today. But the big ... «Mackay Daily Mercury, Jul 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Prussian [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/prussian>. Jul 2019 ».
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