[prip-it, -et, pree-pet]
- 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.
Russian Pri·pyat [pryee-pyit] /ˈpryi pyɪt/.Polish Pry·peć [pri-pech] /ˈprɪ pɛtʃ/.
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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.Hania
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.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10)
James Edward Parrott
- 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)