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 tzarina
The tzarina grants him life, but does that make it easier for me to bear?
The tzarina almost overwhelmed the orphan before she dismissed her.
They inquired eagerly for the tzarina, but she was nowhere to be found.The Empire of Russia</p>
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But the lackey explained that the tzarina wanted Marya to come alone, and in the dress she should happen to be wearing.
The tzarina spoke graciously to her, telling Marya that it was a happiness to grant her prayer.
- variant spellings (esp US) of tsarina or tsaritsaSee tsarina
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