nikolaievna romanov, grand duchess

Anastasia

[an-uh-stey-zhuh, ah-nuh-stah-shuh; Russian uh-nuh-stah-syi-yuh]
noun
1.
Nikolaievna Romanov [Russian nyi-kuh-lah-yiv-nuh ruh-mah-nuhf] , Grand Duchess, 1901–?, daughter of Nicholas II: believed executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918 with other members of the Romanov family.
2.
a female given name.
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Anastasia (ˌænəˈstɑːzɪə, -ˈsteɪ-)
 
n
Grand Duchess. 1901--?18, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, believed to have been executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918, although several women subsequently claimed to be her

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Anastasia
fem. proper name, from L.L. fem. of Anastasius, from Gk. Anastasios, from anastasis "resurrection," lit. "a rising up," from ana "up" + histanai "to make stand," from PIE base *sta- "stand" (see stet).
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