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Anastasia

[an-uh-stey-zhuh, ah-nuh-stah-shuh; Russian uh-nuh-stah-syi-yuh]
noun
  1. Ni·ko·la·iev·na Ro·ma·nov [Russian nyi-kuh-lah-yiv-nuh ruh-mah-nuh f] /Russian nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪv nə rʌˈmɑ nəf/, Grand Duchess,1901–?, daughter of Nicholas II: believed executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918 with other members of the Romanov family.
  2. a female given name.
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  • The same singers, with the addition of Anastasia Robinson, appeared in the season of 1721-22.

    Handel

    Edward J. Dent

  • We began talking about the late Duke of Matalone, and Anastasia left us.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Leonilda gave the marquis a full account of my talk with Anastasia.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • At supper it was Anastasia's turn, and she seemed to enjoy the situation.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • But Anastasia saw nothing; she only knew that he had asked her to marry him, and that she was in his arms.

    The Nebuly Coat

    John Meade Falkner


British Dictionary definitions for anastasia

Anastasia

noun
  1. Grand Duchess. 1901–?18, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, believed to have been executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918, although several women subsequently claimed to be her
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Word Origin and History for anastasia

Anastasia

fem. proper name, from fem. of Late Latin Anastasius, from Greek Anastasios, from anastasis "resurrection," literally "a standing or rising up," from ana "up; again" (see ana-) + histanai "to cause to stand, to stand up" from PIE root *sta- "stand" (see stet).

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