- 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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- 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
Word Origin and History for danube river
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).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
River in central and southeastern Europe.
Flowing for nearly two thousand miles, it is the second-longest European river, after the Volga.
Composer Johann Strauss, the Younger, expressed the charm and romance of the river in his “Blue Danube Waltz.”
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