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ivan

[ee-vahn] /ˈi vɑn/
noun
1.
iwan.

Ivan

[ahy-vuh n; Russian ee-vahn] /ˈaɪ vən; Russian iˈvɑn/
noun
1.
a male given name, Russian form of John.

Ivan III

noun
1.
("Ivan the Great") 1440–1505, grand duke of Muscovy 1462–1505.

Ivan IV

noun
1.
("Ivan the Terrible") 1530–84, first czar of Russia 1547–84.
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  • ivan consoled her with the promise that he would look after him, and provide for his education.

    Black Diamonds Mr Jkai
  • "I can give you only a few moments, ivan," murmured the princess.

    Princess Zara Ross Beeckman
  • And the old woman made provision for the journey of the Tsarevich ivan.

    Russian Fairy Tales R. Nisbet Bain
  • ivan Mironov was rather drunk, and in that condition was hard to manage.

  • The boy answered not, but hung down his head, nor did he venture to look towards ivan, while he was speaking.

    The Circassian Chief W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for ivan

Ivan III

/ˈaɪvən/
noun
1.
known as Ivan the Great. 1440–1505, grand duke of Muscovy (1462–1505). He expanded Muscovy, defeated the Tatars (1480), and assumed the title of Ruler of all Russia (1472)

Ivan IV

noun
1.
known as Ivan the Terrible. 1530–84, grand duke of Muscovy (1533–47) and first tsar of Russia (1547–84). He conquered Kazan (1552), Astrakhan (1556), and Siberia (1581), but was defeated by Poland in the Livonian War (1558–82) after which his rule became increasingly oppressive
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Word Origin and History for ivan

Ivan

masc. proper name, from Russian, literally "John," from Greek Ioannes "John." As the personification of Russia, or the typical name for a Russian man (originally a Russian soldier), attested from 1870.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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ivan in Technology


A Diana-like language making up part of VHDL.
["VHDL - The Designer Environment", A. Gilman, IEEE Design & Test 3, (Apr 1986)].

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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