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 (prĭp′ĕt) or Pri·pyat (-yət) or Pry·pyat' (-yəch)
A river, about 710 km (440 mi) long, of northern Ukraine and southern Belarus flowing generally eastward through the Pripet Marshes, a forested, swampy area, to the Dnieper River north of Kiev.
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(Placename) 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
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(ˈprɪp ɪt, -ɛt, ˈpri pɛt)

a river in NW Ukraine and S Belorussia, flowing E through the Pripet Marshes to the Dnieper River in NW Ukraine. 500 mi. (800 km) long. Russian, Pri•pyat (ˈpryi pyɪt)
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In Richler's Your Mouth Is Lovely, the Pripet Marshes are a place of refuge and discovery in the memory narrative of Miriam, a Jewish woman assassin exiled in a frigid Siberian prison camp after the Russian Revolution.
The Mongol invasions of the 13th century, the spread of Islam and the Turkic invasions from the east, the migration of Slavic populations from their aboriginal home in the Pripet region and the Drang nach Osten of the Germanic peoples further contributed to this demographic kaleidoscope.
In the early twentieth century, the German state tried to tame the marshes of the River Prypiat (Pripet), which flows through the Polish-Russian borderlands of West Polesie--and onward through the Zone of Alienation around Chernobyl--on its way to join the Dnieper.
(31) For instance, the wilderness of the Pripet Marshes could be imagined before and during National-Socialism as the Urheimat of the passive and "feminine" Slav race, a land filled with disorder which stood in stark contrast with the ancient dynamic and "masculine" (32) Germanic order (33), which cleared, drained and urbanized in the name of future generations.
Yet, while Army Groups North and Center easily penetrated and encircled the defending Soviet units, Army Group South experienced greater difficulty in attacking south of the Pripet Marshes.
In July and August 1941, the 2d SS Cavalry Brigade participated in antipartisan operations in the Pripet Marshes, shooting 13,788 people at the cost of two dead.