Derzhavin

[ der-zhah-vin; Russian dyer-zhah-vyin ]
/ dɛrˈʒɑ vɪn; Russian dyɛrˈʒɑ vyɪn /

noun

Gavril Romanovich [gah-vrilroh-mah-nuh-vich; Russian guh-vryilruh-mah-nuh-vyich], /gɑˈvrɪl roʊˈmɑ nə vɪtʃ; Russian gəˈvryɪl rəˈmɑ nə vyɪtʃ/, 1743–1816, Russian poet.

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Example sentences from the Web for Derzhavin

  • 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.

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

    Childhood|Leo Tolstoy