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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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in antiquity, the Greek name of Berezan’, an island in the northwestern Black Sea.
in ancient sources (Herodotus, Strabo, Pliny the Elder, and others), the Greek name for the Dnieper River.
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