Definition of Rurik in English:

Rurik

(also Ryurik)

noun

  • A member of a dynasty that ruled Muscovy and much of Russia from the 9th century until the death of Fyodor, son of Ivan the Terrible, in 1598. It was reputedly founded by a Varangian chief who settled in Novgorod in 862.

    • ‘With them the policy of Russia begins with the first Ruriks, and has, with some interruptions indeed, been systematically continued to the present hour.’

adjective

  • Relating to the Ruriks.

    • ‘Finally the Grand Dukes of Russia, through a successive line of splendid leaders and rulers of Rurik descent, had gradually defeated, conquered and subjugated.’

Pronunciation:

Rurik

/ˈro͝orik/