vlach









vlach


noun

  1. a member of a people living in scattered communities in the Balkans.
  2. the Romanian dialect of these people.

noun

  1. a member of a people scattered throughout SE Europe in the early Middle Ages, speaking a Romanic dialect

adjective

  1. of or relating to Vlachs or their dialect
n.

“member of a Latin-speaking race of the Balkans, a Walachian or Rumanian,” 1841, from Bulgarian vlakh or Serbian vlah, from Old Church Slavonic vlakhu, a Slavic adoptation of Germanic *walh (cf. Old English wealh) “foreigner,” especially applied to Celts and Latins (see Welsh).

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