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[prip-it, -et, pree-pet]
  1. a river in NW Ukraine and S Byelorussia (Belarus), flowing E through the Pripet Marshes to the Dnieper River in NW Ukraine. 500 miles (800 km) long.
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Russian Pri·pyat [pryee-pyit] /ˈpryi pyɪt/.Polish Pry·peć [pri-pech] /ˈprɪ pɛtʃ/.
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Historical Examples

  • The German effort in the south, below the Pripet marshes, also slackened.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia


  • Besides the Dnieper the only navigable stream is its confluent the Pripet.

  • Meanwhile a dialogue is begun through the door in the most beautiful dialect ever spoken from the Pripet to Chertomelik.


    Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • Along the right bank of the Pripet River the land rises above the level of the water and is fairly thickly populated.

  • Most of them, however, had to retire on foot through the Marshes of the Pripet.

British Dictionary definitions for pripet


  1. a river in E Europe, rising in NW Ukraine and flowing northeast into Belarus across the Pripet Marshes (the largest swamp in Europe), then east into the Dnieper River. Length: about 800 km (500 miles)Russian name: Pripyat (ˈprɪpjətj)
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