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 (lē′nə, lyĕ′-)
A river of eastern Russia rising near Lake Baikal and flowing about 4,300 km (2,670 mi) northeast and north to the Laptev Sea. Its delta is some 400 km (250 mi) wide.


(ˈliːnə; Russian ˈljɛnə)
(Placename) a river in Russia, rising in S Siberia and flowing generally north through the Sakha Republic to the Laptev Sea by an extensive delta: the longest river in Russia. Length: 4271 km (2653 miles)


(ˈli nə, ˈleɪ-)

a river in the Russian Federation in Asia, flowing NE from Lake Baikal into the Laptev Sea. 2800 mi. (4500 km) long.
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Noun1.Lena - a Russian river in Siberia; flows northward into the Laptev Sea
Siberia - a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters
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I thought you were going to be married, Lena,' she said teasingly.
I don't want to marry Nick, or any other man,' Lena murmured.
I expect you'll learn to sew all right, Lena, if you'll only keep your head and not go gadding about to dances all the time and neglect your work, the way some country girls do.
She'll see lots of strangers,' Lena added wistfully.
Lena replied that she didn't believe she would ever get lonesome in Black Hawk.
When Lena was gone, Frances asked Antonia why she hadn't been a little more cordial to her.
I ran home to tell grandmother that Lena Lingard had come to town.
But Lena asked Jake and me to get off our horses and stay awhile, and behaved exactly as if she were in a house and were accustomed to having visitors.
Spread the sail,' said the King, 'seize the winds as they pour from Lena.
Lena perpetually sorrowed over the box, and all of them were in deadly earnest.
Petersburg, which plies along the Lena by magnetism, needs little to make it sublime.
And after that Ned Hermanmann had become a policeman, and married Lena Highland, and Saxon had heard they had five children.