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Alexander Nevski

[al-ig-zan-der nev-skee, nef-, -zahn-; Russian uh-lyi-ksahn-dr nyef-skyee] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər ˈnɛv ski, ˈnɛf-, -ˈzɑn-; Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑn dr ˈnyɛf skyi/
noun
1.
(Aleksandr Nevski) 1220?–63, Russian prince, national hero, and saint.

Nevski

[nev-skee, nef-; Russian nyef-skyee] /ˈnɛv ski, ˈnɛf-; Russian ˈnyɛf skyi/
noun
1.
Alexander, Alexander Nevski.
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  • It belonged to Alexander Nevski, who at his death left it to his son Daniel.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • He succeeded as grand duke in 1236, when he left his son Alexander Nevski as duke in Novgorod.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • The people sent to Alexander Nevski, begging him to come to their rescue, and after several refusals he consented.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
British Dictionary definitions for Alexander Nevski

Alexander Nevski

/ˈnɛvskɪ; ˈnɛf-; Russian ˈnjɛfskij/
noun
1.
Saint. ?1220–63, Russian prince and military leader, who defeated the Swedes at the River Neva (1240) and the Teutonic knights at Lake Peipus (1242)

Nevski

/ˈnɛfskɪ; Russian ˈnjɛfskij/
noun
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