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Romanov

or Romanoff

[roh-muh-nawf, -nof, roh-mah-nuh f; Russian ruh-mah-nuh f] /ˈroʊ məˌnɔf, -ˌnɒf, roʊˈmɑ nəf; Russian rʌˈmɑ nəf/
noun
1.
a member of the imperial dynasty of Russia that ruled from 1613 to 1917.
2.
Mikhail Feodorovich
[myi-khuh-yeel fyaw-duh-ruh-vyich] /myɪ xʌˈyil ˈfyɔ də rə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
1596–1645, emperor of Russia 1613–45: first ruler of the house of Romanov.
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  • I told him flatly that I would take no part in any Romanov adventures.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin
  • Anastasia Romanova, daughter of Roman, hence the name by which the family was afterwards distinguished—Romanov.

  • Public opinion is definitely and resolutely opposed to any members of the House of Romanov holding any office in the State.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin
  • Not only was the Romanov dynasty ended, but equally so was monarchical Absolutism itself.

    Bolshevism

    John Spargo
  • The Romanov family in especial suffered severely from these delations.

British Dictionary definitions for Romanov

Romanov

/ˈrəʊmənɒf; Russian raˈmanəf/
noun
1.
any member of the Russian imperial dynasty that ruled from the crowning (1613) of Mikhail Fyodorovich to the abdication (1917) of Nicholas II during the February Revolution
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