I fell to the share of a boyard who made me his gardener, and gave me twenty lashes a day.
Mangou gave the boyard his life, but the Mother of Russian Cities was sacked.
This Vasili was his stirrup-bearer, one of those serfs over whom the boyard on whose land they were born possessed absolute power.
From this room a doorway leads to the private room of the boyard.
Alexis, by his second marriage with another of his subjects, daughter of the boyard Nariskin, had Peter and the princess Nathalia.
The astonishment of the boyard was great He attempted to speak.
You see I am right in saying that the boyard will have his joke.
The boyard Golovin was also charged with the erection of a suitable building near to the Kremlin.
The boyard Rostevski, after imprisonment, was marched naked in very cold weather until the Volga was reached.
Vsevoloshski, a boyard of Moscow, advanced the most potent argument on behalf of Vasili.
member of a Russian aristocratic class (abolished by Peter the Great), 1590s, from Russian boyarin, perhaps from boji "struggle," or from Slavic root *bol- "great."