(obsolete) The Ukrainian language, especially when (possibly erroneously) considered to be mutually intelligible with the Russian ("Great Russian") and Belarusian ("White Russian") languages.
A native or inhabitant of Little Russia (that is, Ukraine).
Little-russian Sentence Examples
Other poets of the so-called Ukraine school, which has been so well inspired by the romantic legends of that part of Russia, are Thomas or Timko Padoura (who also wrote in the Malo-Russian, or Little-Russian, language), Alexander Groza, and Thomas Olizarowski.
Besides the longer poem previously mentioned, he is the author of many charming lyrics in the style of the Little Russian poems, such as Shevchenko has written in that language.
Here appeared the Monumenta Poloniae historica of Bielowski, previously mentioned; but Polish in this province has to struggle with the Red-Russian or Ruthenian, a language or dialect which for all practical purposes is the same as the Southern or Little Russian.
In Little Russian the title hospodar is specially applied to the master of a house or the head of a family.