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[zah-ree-nuh, tsah-]
  1. czarina.
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or tsa·ri·na, tza·ri·na

[zah-ree-nuh, tsah-]
  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 tzarina

Historical Examples

  • The tzarina grants him life, but does that make it easier for me to bear?

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol VII


  • The tzarina almost overwhelmed the orphan before she dismissed her.

  • They inquired eagerly for the tzarina, but she was nowhere to be found.

    The Empire of Russia

    John S. C. Abbott

  • But the lackey explained that the tzarina wanted Marya to come alone, and in the dress she should happen to be wearing.

  • The tzarina spoke graciously to her, telling Marya that it was a happiness to grant her prayer.

British Dictionary definitions for tzarina


czaritza (zɑːˈrɪtsə)

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