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A river of south-central Europe rising in southwest Germany and flowing about 2,850 km (1,770 mi) southeast through Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, and the Balkan Peninsula to the Black Sea. It has been a major trade route since the Middle Ages.

Dan·u′bi·an adj.
Word History: Across Europe, from Russia to England, there are rivers with names beginning with a d and also containing an n: the Don, the Dnieper, and the Dniester of Russia and Ukraine, the Danube of central Europe, and the six rivers called Don in Britain. All of these names come from the Proto-Indo-European word *dānu-, meaning "river" and derived from the root *dā- "to flow, flowing." In Avestan, the earliest Iranian language we know, dānu- means "river, stream." In modern Ossetic (the language of the Ossets, descendants of the Scythians, an Iranian tribe of the Russian steppes), don means "river, stream." This word appears in the name of the Don River of Russia. Dnieper and Dniester (earlier Danapris and Danastius, respectively) come from Scythian Dānu apara and Dānu nazdya ("the river in the rear" and "the river in front," respectively). The name of the six rivers called Don in Britain comes from the Celtic version of the "river" word, also *dānu-. This Celtic word survives more or less intact in the name of the Danube, which was called Dānuvius by the Romans. The presence of Celtic river names both in central Europe and in Britain attests to the Celts' earlier glory, and recalls a time when Celtic languages were spoken across Europe from the valley of the Danube in the east to Spain and Ireland in the west.
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(Placename) of or relating to the river Danube
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Emmy had passed blushing through the room anon, where all sorts of people were collected; Tyrolese glove-sellers and Danubian linen-merchants, with their packs; students recruiting themselves with butterbrods and meat; idlers, playing cards or dominoes on the sloppy, beery tables; tumblers refreshing during the cessation of their performances--in a word, all the fumum and strepitus of a German inn in fair time.
There will be light northeast wind, becoming moderate in the east part of the country and in the Danubian plain.
Scottish Gaelic, Irish, Jamaican Patois, Limonese Creole, Romani, Vlax, Danubian, Sureth, Suryaya Swadaya A type of Romani Cornish, Bororo Spoken in lowland Scotland and parts of Ulster Other types of Greek language A Norman language EXTINCT Alderney French, Manx, Norn, Old Kentish sign language, Polari Scottish Gaelic Scots Scots Irish Manx Manx It was spoken the Isle of Man but is today extinct Welsh Cornish Guernsey French Jersey French Calabrian Greek, Ellinika , Graecae, Romaic, Neo-Hellenic, Guernsey French, Jersey French, Jerriais, Sark French
Chateau Burgozone in the Danubian Plain region in Northwest Bulgaria seeks to create wines with elegance, says export director Biliana Marinova.
It now produces fine wines from the Danubian Plain to the north and Thracian Lowlands to the south.
The Austrian emperor, Rudolph IV of Habsburg, defeated the Magyars at the Battle of Marchfeld (1278), occupying the Danubian Basin and putting an end to the depredations of the Magyars.
Earthly Delights: Economies and Cultures of Food in Ottoman and Danubian Europe, c.
The Greek state was established thanks to Russian arms at Navarino and in the Danubian principalities, and thanks to its diplomats who negotiated a series of agreements with France and Britain (1827-32) that moved gradually to a vision of full independence under a European prince.
Basch, Antonin (1944), The Danubian Basin and the German Economic Sphere, London: Kegan, Trench, Trubner &Co.
In Ser bia, nine administrative counties (Central Banat, South Banat, West Backa, South Backa, Srem, City of Belgrade, Danubian County, Branicevo and Bor County) are primarily very suitable geographically and as transport position in the Danube Corridor.
Takac, "Comparison of SPI and SPEI applicability for drought impact assessment on crop production in the Danubian Lowland and the East Slovakian Lowland," Theoretical and Applied Climatology, vol.