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tsarevna

[zah-rev-nuh, tsah-] /zɑˈrɛv nə, tsɑ-/
noun
1.

czarevna

or tsarevna, tzarevna

[zah-rev-nuh, tsah-] /zɑˈrɛv nə, tsɑ-/
noun
1.
a daughter of a czar.
2.
the wife of the son of a czar.
Origin of czarevna
1875-1880
1875-80; < Russian tsarévna, equivalent to tsar' czar + -evna feminine patronymic suffix
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Examples from the Web for tsarevna
Historical Examples
  • But the most lovely of them all was the inexhaustibly lovely tsarevna.

    Russian Fairy Tales R. Nisbet Bain
  • I, the tsarevna, will sit in this terem just beneath the window, and you make a proclamation.

    Russian Fairy Tales R. Nisbet Bain
  • Some tsarevna or other has come to our church, depend upon it!

    Russian Fairy Tales R. Nisbet Bain
  • The tsarevna looked and saw that all of them had their locks shorn off.

    Russian Fairy Tales R. Nisbet Bain
  • Ivan went to the tsarevna, told her of her brother, and gave her his command.

    Russian Fairy Tales R. Nisbet Bain
  • And do what the tsarevna would to persuade him, he insisted upon it.

    Russian Fairy Tales R. Nisbet Bain
  • He arrived at the tsarevna's high hall, struck his horse once more, and oh!

  • I will give them to thee for nothing, tsarevna, only let me look on Fenist the bright falcon!

    Russian Fairy Tales R. Nisbet Bain
  • They also wanted a bridegroom who was young, brave, and handsome, and they wanted him to be in love with their tsarevna.

  • Up high at the window the tsarevna was sitting, adorned with precious stones, clad in velvet and pearls.

British Dictionary definitions for tsarevna

tsarevna

/zɑːˈrɛvnə/
noun
1.
a daughter of a Russian tsar
2.
the wife of a Russian tsarevitch
Word Origin
from Russian, from tsar + -evna, feminine patronymic suffix

czarevna

/zɑːˈrɛvnə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of tsarevna
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