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[Polish be-re-zee-nah; Russian byi-ryi-zyi-nah]
  1. a river in central Byelorussia (Belarus), flowing SE into the Dnieper River: costly crossing by Napoleon 1812. 350 miles (565 km) long.
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Historical Examples of berezina

  • After the Battle of the Berezina, Napoleon left the army and hurried home.

    The Story of Russia

    R. Van Bergen, M.A.

  • We got on all right until the day before we were to arrive at the Berezina.

  • On the 25th, as he was about to reach the Berezina, he appeared to linger on his march.

  • The army trudged through mud and sleet until November the 26th when the river Berezina was reached.

    The Story of Mankind

    Hendrik Van Loon

  • Night closed upon us amid the gloomy forests bordering the banks of the Berezina.

British Dictionary definitions for berezina


  1. a river in Belarus, rising in the north and flowing south to the River Dnieper: linked with the River Dvina and the Baltic Sea by the Berezina Canal . Length: 563 km (350 miles)
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