Boyar vs Boyer - What's the difference?
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
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(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:
* 2007 , John Darwin, After Tamerlane , Penguin 2008, p. 68:
- 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.
* 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 514:
- 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.
- 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.
(nautical) A Flemish sloop with a castle at each end.
- (Sir Walter Raleigh)