[ lee-nuh; Russian lye-nuh ]

  1. Lena River, a river in the Russian Federation in Asia, flowing NE from Lake Baikal through the Yakutsk Republic into the Laptev Sea. 2,800 miles (4,500 km) long.

  2. a female given name, form of Helena.

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/ (ˈliːnə, Russian ˈljɛnə) /

  1. 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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