Meaning of Morlach in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɔːlak/


(also Morlack)
  • A member of a Vlach people centred originally on the eastern Adriatic port of Ragusa (modern Dubrovnik), and later inhabiting more northerly parts of the Dalmatian coast and its hinterland, the whole region being known at one time as Morlacchia.


(also Morlack)
historical, rare
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Morlachs or their country.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Moderate Intelligencer. Partly from French Morlaque, partly from Italian Morlacco, and partly from Croatian Morlak (also in form Morovlah; plural Morlaci), all from post-classical Latin Morovlachus, Morlachus, Morlacchus from Byzantine Greek Μαυρόβλαχος from μαῦρος black + Βλάχος Vlach.