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[dvee-nuh; Russian dvyi-nah]
  1. Also called Western Dvina. Latvian Daugava. a river rising in the Valdai Hills in the W Russian Federation, flowing W through Byelorussia (Belarus) and Latvia to the Baltic Sea at Riga. About 640 miles (1030) long.
  2. Also called Northern Dvina. a river in the N Russian Federation in Europe, flowing NW into the White Sea. About 470 miles (750 km) long.
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Historical Examples of dvina

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

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston

  • The Dvina, and the railroad, went on beyond Vitebsk,—went on to Russia.

  • One day I went across the Dvina and far up "the other side."

  • It is the chief strategic position for the defence of the Dvina.

  • Toward the end of August, 1916, the Russians again attempted at various times to cross the Dvina.

British Dictionary definitions for dvina


  1. Northern Dvina a river in NW Russia, formed by the confluence of the Sukhona and Yug Rivers and flowing northwest to Dvina Bay in the White Sea. Length: 750 km (466 miles)Russian name: Severnaya Dvina
  2. Western Dvina a river rising in W Russia, in the Valdai Hills and flowing south and southwest then northwest to the Gulf of Riga. Length: 1021 km (634 miles)Russian name: Zapadnaya Dvina (ˈzapədnəjə) Latvian name: Daugava
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