anastasia


noun

  1. Ni·ko·la·iev·na Ro·ma·nov [Russian nyi-kuh-lah-yiv-nuh ruh-mah-nuh f] /Russian nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪv nə rʌˈmɑ nəf/, 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.

noun

  1. 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

fem. proper name, from fem. of Late Latin Anastasius, from Greek Anastasios, from anastasis “resurrection,” literally “a standing or rising up,” from ana “up; again” (see ana-) + histanai “to cause to stand, to stand up” from PIE root *sta- “stand” (see stet).

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