Definition of starover in English:

starover

Pronunciation /ˌstarəˈvjɛː/

noun

  • Old Believer.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Patrick Murdoch (d. 1774), Church of England clergyman and writer. In some forms from Russian staroverec (plural starovercy) Old Believer from staryj old + -o- + -ver combining form, derivative of verit′ to believe + -ec suffix forming nouns.