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[duh-snah; Russian dyi-snah]
  1. a river in the W Russian Federation flowing S to join the Dnieper River near Kiev in Ukraine. About 500 miles (800 km) long.
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Historical Examples

  • But when they came within a few leagues of the Desna, he made them acquainted with his real design.

    The History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia


  • The government is drained by the Dnieper, which forms its western boundary for 180 m., and by its tributary the Desna.