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czarina

or tsa·ri·na, tza·ri·na

[zah-ree-nuh, tsah-]
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noun
  1. the wife of a czar; Russian empress.
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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 czarina

Historical Examples

  • So Peter kissed her fingers as though she had been his Czarina and went out.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

  • The czarina was strong-minded, but neither cruel nor perfidious.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • After this she went to Moscow, where she was crowned as czarina.

    The Story of Russia

    R. Van Bergen, M.A.

  • He also urged the Czarina on no account to allow a partition of Poland.

  • The Czarina soon succeeded in heading them in that direction.


British Dictionary definitions for czarina

czarina

czaritza (zɑːˈrɪtsə)

noun
  1. variant spellings (esp US) of tsarina or tsaritsaSee tsarina
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