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[an-uh-stey-zhuh, ah-nuh-stah-shuh; Russian uh-nuh-stah-syi-yuh] /ˌæn əˈsteɪ ʒə, ˌɑ nəˈstɑ ʃə; Russian ʌ nʌˈstɑ syɪ yə/
Nikolaievna Romanov
[Russian nyi-kuh-lah-yiv-nuh ruh-mah-nuh f] /Russian nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪv nə rʌˈmɑ nəf/ (Show IPA),
Grand Duchess, 1901–? daughter of Nicholas II: believed executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918 with other members of the Romanov family.
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Saint immediately applied holy earth and Anastasia was cured.

    Caucasian Legends A. Goulbat
  • Anastasia held the lamp upwards as we entered; my mother was not there.

    What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • He was the worthy son of Anastasia, and from his mother he had inherited both genius and moral worth.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
  • We began talking about the late Duke of Matalone, and Anastasia left us.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • To Anastasia, waiting in the kitchen, it seemed as if her aunt would never come down.

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British Dictionary definitions for Anastasia


/ˌænəˈstɑːzɪə; -ˈsteɪ-/
Grand Duchess. 1901–?18, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, believed to have been executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918, although several women subsequently claimed to be her
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Anastasia

fem. proper name, from fem. of Late Latin Anastasius, from Greek Anastasios, from anastasis "resurrection," literally "a standing or rising up," from ana "up; again" (see ana-) + histanai "to cause to stand, to stand up" from PIE root *sta- "stand" (see stet).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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