Dnieper

[nee-per; Russian dnyepr]
noun
  1. a river rising in the W Russian Federation flowing S through Byelorussia (Belarus) and Ukraine to the Black Sea. 1400 miles (2250 km) long.
Russian Dnepr.
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Historical Examples of dnieper

  • The Dnieper, Volga, and Dvina used once to be living people.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston

  • Up burst Sozh from underground, and fell straight into the waves of the Dnieper.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston

  • The Dnieper was alive with merchant vessels, and she counted eight markets.

    The Story of Russia

    R. Van Bergen, M.A.

  • Perun's image was handsomely (p. 043) flogged and thrown into the Dnieper.

    The Story of Russia

    R. Van Bergen, M.A.

  • And the lights from the city reddened the mists that rose from the Dnieper.


British Dictionary definitions for dnieper

Dnieper

noun
  1. a river in NE Europe, rising in Russia, in the Valdai Hills NE of Smolensk and flowing south to the Black Sea: the third longest river in Europe; a major navigable waterway. Length: 2200 km (1370 miles)Russian name: Dnepr (ˈdnjɛpə)
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