Origin of borzoiRussian borzoj, masculine of borzaja, feminine , name of the breed from borzyj, swift, fleet (obs. or poetic) from Indo-European base an unverified form bheres, quick from source Classical Latin festinare, to hurry
A dog of a tall slender breed developed in Russia for hunting wolves, having a narrow pointed head and a silky coat. Also called Russian wolfhound .
Origin of borzoiFrom Russian borzoĭ swift variant of borzyĭ
- A breed of dog also knows as the Russian Wolfhound.
From Russian борзой (borzój), from борзый (borzyj, “swift”).
- "Back!" cried Simon to a borzoi that was pushing forward out of the wood.
- She opened the back door and in bounded a large Borzoi who rushed to Elisabeth and stood on his hind feet, resting his front legs on her shoulders, and then licked her face.
- Another borzoi, a dog, catching sight of his master from the garden path, arched his back and, rushing headlong toward the porch with lifted tail, began rubbing himself against his legs.
- Besides the family, there were eight borzoi kennelmen and more than forty borzois, so that, with the borzois on the leash belonging to members of the family, there were about a hundred and thirty dogs and twenty horsemen.
- Simon sighed and stooped to straighten the leash a young borzoi had entangled; the count too sighed and, noticing the snuffbox in his hand, opened it and took a pinch.