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 ItsI’vanhoe (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
I’van.
 
The Russian form of John called Juan in Spain, Giovanni in Italian.   1
   Ivan the Terrible. Ivan IV. of Russia, infamous for his cruelties, but a man of great energy. He first adopted the title of czar. (1529, 1533–1584.)   2
 


 ItsI’vanhoe (3 syl.). 

 
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