[lee-nuh; Russian lye-nuh]
- a river in the Russian Federation in Asia, flowing NE from Lake Baikal through the Yakutsk Republic into the Laptev Sea. 2800 miles (4500 km) long.
- a female given name, form of Helena.
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Examples from the Web for lena
I think a Lena Dunham does not think, “is this too much of me?”
On the other end of the spectrum, there lies an artist like Lena Dunham, who engages in a flaunting of the flawed self.
My editor called and said, “Do a column on this Lena Dunham flap!”
Yet, after flipping through Not That Kind of Girl, I do begin to understand what “this Lena Dunham flap” is about.
The only Lena I know of is Lena Horne, a wonderful performer, who is not involved in any flaps, and who is also dead.
Lena nodded and went out, shutting the door with a defiant swing.The Green Satin Gown
Laura E. Richards
Olga and Lena and every woman of them all who lives in a glass house will throw stones.The Eternal City
Lena perpetually sorrowed over the box, and all of them were in deadly earnest.
It was bad for Lena too, he observed; but on what grounds I could not guess.
There's that in you, Lena, which can console me for worse things, for uglier passages.Victory
- a river in Russia, rising in S Siberia and flowing generally north through the Sakha Republic to the Laptev Sea by an extensive delta: the longest river in Russia. Length: 4271 km (2653 miles)
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Word Origin and History for lena
fem. proper name, originally a shortened form of Helena or Magdalena.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper