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Danube

[dan-yoob]
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noun
  1. a river in central and SE Europe, flowing E from southern Germany to the Black Sea. 1725 miles (2775 km) long.
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German Donau.Hungarian Duna.Czech and Slovak Dunaj.Romanian Dunărea.
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Danube

noun
  1. a river in central and SE Europe, rising in the Black Forest in Germany and flowing to the Black Sea. Length: 2859 km (1776 miles)German name: Donau Czech name: Dunaj Hungarian name: Duna Croatian and Serbian name: Dunav (ˈdunaf) Romanian name: Dunărea
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Danube

major river of Europe (German Donau, Hungarian Duna, Russian Dunaj), from Latin Danuvius, from Celtic *danu(w)-yo-, from PIE *danu- "river" (cf. Don, Dnieper, Dniester).

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