or tsa·ri·na, tza·ri·na
- the wife of a czar; Russian empress.
Origin of czarina
1710–20; czar + -ina feminine suffix (as in Christina), modeled on German Zarin empress, equivalent to Zar Czar + -in feminine suffix
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Examples from the Web for tsarina
The gossip of the time speculated that Rasputin was having sex with the tsarina and her daughters.Kathryn Harrison on Rasputin in New Novel 'Enchantments'
March 29, 2012
Ghosts of Tsar and Tsarina are crying pitifully from Siberian dust.The Challenge of the Dead
And the Tsarina replied: “My dear husband, it is impossible to give them up.”
Thereat the Tsarina wept bitterly, and fell to the ground as if dead with grief.
He immediately called the Tsarina and pointed out to her what he saw.
The tsarina endeavoured to stop each one in turn, but in vain.
czarina tsaritsa or czaritza (zɑːˈrɪtsə)
- the wife of a Russian tsar; Russian empress
from Italian, Spanish czarina, from German Czarin
- variant spellings (esp US) of tsarina or tsaritsaSee tsarina
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