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tsarevitch

[zahr-uh-vich, tsahr-] /ˈzɑr ə vɪtʃ, ˈtsɑr-/
noun

czarevitch

or tsarevitch, tzarevitch

[zahr-uh-vich, tsahr-] /ˈzɑr ə vɪtʃ, ˈtsɑr-/
noun
1.
the son of a czar.
Origin of czarevitch
1700-1710
1700-10; < Russian tsarévich, equivalent to tsar' czar + -evich masculine patronymic suffix
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Examples from the Web for tsarevitch
Historical Examples
  • The battered "tsarevitch," with three destroyers, took refuge at Kiao-chau.

    Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale
  • The Tsar father was pleased and the tsarevitch received his special thanks.

  • Dear tsarevitch Ivan, my husband and master, why so troubled again?

  • In the morning tsarevitch Ivan awoke with the crowing cocks, and you know the cocks and chickens are never late.

  • tsarevitch Ivan answered sincerely, telling all about his misfortune without hiding anything.

  • Baba Yaga, the witch, gave the tsarevitch plenty to eat and drink, besides hot water to wash the dust off.

  • The tsarevitch immediately returned with the greatest joy in order to thank God and begin to carry out his solemn promise.

    Caucasian Legends A. Goulbat
  • When the powerful procession came up to them, the tsarevitch got off his horse and went into the empty temple.

    Caucasian Legends A. Goulbat
  • With the help and favor of God the tsarevitch carried out many wonders, healing the sick with the water of his little lamp.

    Caucasian Legends A. Goulbat
  • The "tsarevitch," badly cut up and set on fire, was driven out of the line.

    Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale
British Dictionary definitions for tsarevitch

tsarevitch

/ˈzɑːrəvɪtʃ/
noun
1.
a son of a Russian tsar, esp the eldest son
Word Origin
from Russian tsarevich, from tsar + -evich, masculine patronymic suffix

czarevitch

/ˈzɑːrɪvɪtʃ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of tsarevitch
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