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[yey-nah] /ˈyeɪ nɑ/
a city in central Germany: Napoleon decisively defeated the Prussians here in 1806. Unabridged
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  • Oct. 14th, 1806, the terrible defeat at Jena put Prussia in the hands of the enemy.

    Blood and Iron John Hubert Greusel
  • Did you go through the papers at the time of the Jena disaster?

    The Destroyer Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • Melanchthon indignantly left the court and returned to Jena.

  • The most suitable fete the Germans can devise for him is a celebration of Jena and Auerstadt.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • "I met the Countess of Jena there the other day," I responded.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • Schiller was appointed Professor at Jena; he went thither in 1789.

British Dictionary definitions for Jena


/German ˈjeːna/
a city in E central Germany, in Thuringia: university (1558), at which Hegel and Schiller taught; site of the battle (1806) in which Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Prussians; optical and precision instrument industry. Pop: 102 634 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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