[der-zhah-vin; Russian dyer-zhah-vyin]
  1. Gavril Romanovich [gah-vril roh-mah-nuh-vich; Russian guh-vryil ruh-mah-nuh-vyich] /gɑˈvrɪl roʊˈmɑ nə vɪtʃ; Russian gəˈvryɪl rəˈmɑ nə vyɪtʃ/, 1743–1816, Russian poet. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of derzhavin

  • Who knows, my cousin, but that he may prove to be a second Derzhavin?


    Leo Tolstoy

  • This does not include obsequious authors like Derzhavin and Karamzin.

    Comrade Kropotkin

    Victor Robinson

  • Derzhavin was enthusiastic over the recitation of his Recollections of Tsarskoe Selo.

  • I began to read different poems in our books, but neither Dimitrieff nor Derzhavin could help me.


    Leo Tolstoy