- 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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He was exiled at the age of 30 to Tomi, a town south of the delta of the Danube.The Story of the Invention of Steel Pens
Now this is as it were the frontier of Germany, as far as Germany is washed by the Danube.Tacitus on Germany
The armies along the Danube will soon command our attention.
Since that we are in Pontus the Danube has stood frozen three times.The Comic Latin Grammar
At Rasova, on the Danube, his attacks were especially heavy.
- 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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Word Origin and History for 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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