Bo·ris Fe·do·ro·vich [bawr-is fi-dawr-uh-vich, bohr-, bor-; Russian buh-ryees-fyaw-duh-ruh-vyich], /ˈbɔr ɪs fɪˈdɔr ə vɪtʃ, ˈboʊr-, ˈbɒr-; Russian bʌˈryis ˈfyɔ də rə vyɪtʃ/, 1552–1605, regent of Russia 1584–98 and czar 1598–1605.
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How to use Godunov in a sentence
That was the riddle that plagued Boris Godunov what time—in the winter of 1604—he sent his armies to meet the invader.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series | Rafael Sabatini
Godunov encouraged English merchants to trade with Russia by exempting them from tolls.
Theodore left everything to the council,—duma, consisting of boyards whom Godunov held in the hollow of his hand.The Story of Moscow | Wirt Gerrare
Thus it was that they passed Boris Godunov by, and were disappointed in the later cantos of Onegin.An Outline of Russian Literature | Maurice Baring
British Dictionary definitions for Godunov
Boris Fyodorovich (baˈris ˈfjɔdərəvitʃ). ?1551–1605, Russian regent (1584–98) and tsar (1598–1605)
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