[nee-per; Russian dnyepr]
- a river rising in the W Russian Federation flowing S through Byelorussia (Belarus) and Ukraine to the Black Sea. 1400 miles (2250 km) long.
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The Dnieper, Volga, and Dvina used once to be living people.
Up burst Sozh from underground, and fell straight into the waves of the Dnieper.
The Dnieper was alive with merchant vessels, and she counted eight markets.
Perun's image was handsomely (p. 043) flogged and thrown into the Dnieper.
And the lights from the city reddened the mists that rose from the Dnieper.Trapped in 'Black Russia'
- 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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