[ al-ig-zan-der nev-skee, nef-, -zahn-; Russian uh-lyi-ksahn-dr-nyef-skyee ]
/ ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər ˈnɛv ski, ˈnɛf-, -ˈzɑn-; Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑn dr ˈnyɛf skyi /
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Aleksandr Nevski, 1220?–63, Russian prince, national hero, and saint.
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Words nearby Alexander Nevski
Alexander I, Alexander II, Alexander III, Alexander I Island, Alexander IV, Alexander Nevski, alexanders, Alexander Severus, Alexanderson, Alexander technique, Alexander the Great
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How to use Alexander Nevski in a sentence
He succeeded as grand duke in 1236, when he left his son Alexander Nevski as duke in Novgorod.
The people sent to Alexander Nevski, begging him to come to their rescue, and after several refusals he consented.
It belonged to Alexander Nevski, who at his death left it to his son Daniel.
British Dictionary definitions for Alexander Nevski
/ (ˈnɛvskɪ, ˈnɛf-, Russian ˈnjɛfskij) /
Saint. ?1220–63, Russian prince and military leader, who defeated the Swedes at the River Neva (1240) and the Teutonic knights at Lake Peipus (1242)
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