a city in central Germany: Napoleon decisively defeated the Prussians here in 1806. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Oct. 14th, 1806, the terrible defeat at Jena put Prussia in the hands of the enemy.

    Blood and Iron

    John Hubert Greusel

  • Did you go through the papers at the time of the Jena disaster?

    The Destroyer

    Burton Egbert Stevenson

  • Melanchthon indignantly left the court and returned to Jena.

  • The most suitable fete the Germans can devise for him is a celebration of Jena and Auerstadt.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • "I met the Countess of Jena there the other day," I responded.

    The Merry-Go-Round

    Carl Van Vechten

British Dictionary definitions for jena



a city in E central Germany, in Thuringia: university (1558), at which Hegel and Schiller taught; site of the battle (1806) in which Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Prussians; optical and precision instrument industry. Pop: 102 634 (2003 est)
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