Boyar vs Boyer - What's the difference?

boyar | boyer |

As a noun boyar

is (historical) a rank of aristocracy (second only to princes) in russia, bulgaria and romania.

As a proper noun boyer is


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(wikipedia boyar)

Alternative forms

* boyard


(en noun)
  • (historical) A rank of aristocracy (second only to princes) in Russia, Bulgaria and Romania.
  • * 1997 , (John Julius Norwich), A Short History of Byzantium , Penguin 1998, p. 159:
  • Boris had abdicated in 889, leaving the throne to his son Vladimir, who had immediately identified himself with the boyar aristocracy which Boris had done his utmost to crush.
  • * 2007 , John Darwin, After Tamerlane , Penguin 2008, p. 68:
  • A long series of wars was fought in the sixteenth century to keep Polish influence at bay in the West Russian lands, and prevent it from seducing Muscovy's restless boyars , the warrior-barons whose independence the grand dukes were determined to crush.
  • * 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 514:
  • some of his family looked to Orthodox Christianity to sustain them, and not only many of his boyars but most of his subjects were Orthodox Christians.


    * barin




    (en noun)
  • (nautical) A Flemish sloop with a castle at each end.
  • (Sir Walter Raleigh)
    (Webster 1913)