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 (sē-ĕn′ə, syĕ′nä)
A city of west-central Italy south of Florence. It was an independent city-state after the 12th century and quickly became an artistic and cultural center and the site of an important university (founded c. 1240).

Si′e·nese′ (-nēz′, -nēs′) adj. & n.
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(sɪˈɛnə; Italian ˈsjɛːna)
(Placename) a walled city in central Italy, in Tuscany: founded by the Etruscans; important artistic centre (13th–14th centuries); university (13th century). Pop: 52 625 (2001)
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(siˈɛn ə)

a city in Tuscany, in central Italy. 64,745.
Si`en•ese′ (-əˈniz, -ˈnis) adj., n., pl. -ese.
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The match started out as a close contest with Sindhu and Saena before the Indian broke away to grab a 13-7 lead at one stage.
Some of them cannot even sign their names on the forms, let alone read: "Ra saena tshu re sa mo tsebe" (We even signed 'q', despite the fact that we did not know it).
On August 7, 2003, a sales and purchase deal was signed that made PT Citrabumi Saena and PT Indika Multimedia (formerly PT Inti Sekar Pratama) shareholders in SCM.
Hodgefeild in Thomas Neale's The Warde professes himself "rav ished" with Saena's "sweet tones," the loveliness of which so surpasses the Sirens' singing that Ulysses himself would have unsealed his ears at once:
On Tuesday, Indian shuttler PV Sindhu had edged past Saena Kawakami of Japan 21-15, 21-13 in their first-round clash of the tournament.