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[roh-muh-nawf, -nof, roh-mah-nuh f; Russian ruh-mah-nuh f] /ˈroʊ məˌnɔf, -ˌnɒf, roʊˈmɑ nəf; Russian rʌˈmɑ nəf/
a member of the imperial dynasty of Russia that ruled from 1613 to 1917.
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. Unabridged
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  • For no throne was less secure than the throne of the romanovs.

  • They are now the quarry of the Russian Tsar, and only the romanovs and their guests possess the privilege of hunting them down.

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/ˈrəʊmənɒf; Russian raˈmanəf/
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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Romanovs [(roh-muh-nawfs, roh-mah-nuhfs)]

The family that ruled Russia from the seventeenth century until the Russian Revolution. Empress Catherine the Great and Czar Peter the Great were Romanovs.

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