Origin of boyar
Examples from the Web for boyard
Alexis, by his second marriage with another of his subjects, daughter of the boyard Nariskin, had Peter and the princess Nathalia.
"You see the boyard, Alexis Nicolajewitz Tscherkaski," said one of those present, in a whisper to his companion.
They declared in favor of war, and a boyard was sent to Kief to receive the oath of allegiance.The Story of Russia|R. Van Bergen, M.A.
This name came to the ears of the boyard as a thunder-clap, so great was his astonishment.
You see I am right in saying that the Boyard will have his joke.The Story of Moscow|Wirt Gerrare
British Dictionary definitions for boyard
Word Origin for boyar
Word Origin and History for boyard
member of a Russian aristocratic class (abolished by Peter the Great), 1590s, from Russian boyarin, perhaps from boji "struggle," or from Slavic root *bol- "great."