a person who battles.
Name Origin: Slavic
Name Gender: Male
Slavic masc. appropriate title, virtually "fight," from Slavic root *bor- "to fight, overcome" (see bore (v.)).
At that moment Boris clearly realized what he had before surmised, that in the army, besides the subordination and discipline prescribed in the military code, which he and the others knew in the regiment, there was another, more important, subordination, which made this tight-laced, purple-faced general wait respectfully while Captain Prince Andrew, for his own pleasure, chose to chat with Lieutenant Drubetskoy.