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Livonia   /lɪvˈoʊnjə/   Listen

A region on the Baltic that is divided between northern Estonia and southern Latvia.

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"Livonia" Quotes from Famous Books

... Kourbsky had been leading the Tzar's armies. On the way the prince's horse became exhausted by his weight, and Vasili insisted on giving up his own in its stead, though capture in the course of such desertion would have been certain death. However, master and servant safely arrived at Wolmar in Livonia, and there Andrej came to the determination of renouncing the service of the ungrateful Ivan, and entering that of the King of Poland. For this last step there was no excuse. Nothing can justify a man in taking up arms against his country, but in the middle Ages the tie of loyalty was ...
— A Book of Golden Deeds • Charlotte M. Yonge

... subscription the other day which illustrates several things. The subscription read as follows: "Mr. Frederick Raeder, Jurjev—Dorpat—Livonia, Russia." This illustrates the wide circulation of a journal especially devoted to home missions. Not a numerous foreign subscription list does it enjoy, but at least one copy reaches this remote region. Another thing illustrated is the close connection between the home and foreign fields of missions. ...
— The American Missionary — Volume 54, No. 2, April, 1900 • Various

... that—"In Prussia, Livonia, and Lithuania, although the inhabitants suffer considerably from the rapacity of wolves throughout the year, in that these animals rend their cattle, which are scattered in great numbers through the woods, whenever they stray in the very least, yet this is not regarded ...
— The Book of Were-Wolves • Sabine Baring-Gould

... and unlucky days has existed at all times and in all nations; but if knowledge and civilization have not removed it, they have at least diminished its influence. In Livonia, however, the people are more than ever addicted to the most superstitious ideas on this subject. In a Riga journal (Rigaische Stadblatter, No. 3657, anno 1822, edited by M. Sontag) there are several passages relative to a letter from heaven, ...
— Thaumaturgia • An Oxonian

Words linked to "Livonia" :   Republic of Latvia, Republic of Estonia, Latvia, geographical area, Esthonia, geographic region, geographical region, Estonia, geographic area

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