Definition of Rusyn in US English:

Rusyn

(also Rusine, Russine, Rusin)

noun

  • 1A member of a people native to or inhabiting a region on either side of the border between Ukraine and Slovakia, and extending into adjacent parts of Hungary and Poland; = Rusnak.

  • 2The language of this people; = Rusnak.

adjective

  • Of or relating to this people; = Rusnak.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal Education. Ultimately from Rusyn rusyn (noun), self-designation of the people in the Transcarpathian region from the Rusyn reflex of Old Russian Rus′ + -yn, suffix forming nouns. In some forms after German Russine, (rare) † Rusine, noun. In some forms originally after Russian rusin; compare Polish rusin, Slovak Rusín.

Pronunciation

Rusyn

/ˈruːsɪn/