Etymology
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Moldova

country in Eastern Europe, named for the river through it, probably from a PIE word meaning "dark, darkish color, soiled, black" (see melano-).

updated on December 19, 2018

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Definitions of Moldova from WordNet

Moldova (n.)
a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet but achieved independence in 1991;
Synonyms: Republic of Moldova / Moldavia
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.