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[pen-zuh; Russian pyen-zuh]
  1. a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe.
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Historical Examples of penza

  • A town in the government of Saratov, 74 m. by rail east of Penza.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8


  • If I hadn't dissipated so in Penza I'd have had enough money to get home with.

  • She knew that for the Penza estates and Nizhegorod forests she could demand this, and she received what she demanded.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • She was one of two daughters of a landed proprietor of Penza, formerly very rich and since ruined.

  • Let this question be answered by civilizers and democrats from Tambow, Saratow, or Penza, and their jealous apologists.

British Dictionary definitions for penza


  1. a city in W Russia: manufacturing centre. Pop: 514 000 (2005 est)
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