Borysthenes


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Borysthenes,

Ukraine: see DnieperDnieper
, Belarusian Dnyapro, Rus. Dnepr, Ukr. Dnipro, river, c.1,430 mi (2,300 km) long, in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. One of the longest rivers in Europe, it rises in the Valdai Hills, W of Moscow.
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Borysthenes

 

in antiquity, the Greek name of Berezan’, an island in the northwestern Black Sea.


Borysthenes

 

in ancient sources (Herodotus, Strabo, Pliny the Elder, and others), the Greek name for the Dnieper River.

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