Definitions

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  • proper noun A river in Russia.

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  • noun the Uralic language spoken by the Yeniseian
  • noun a Russian river in Siberia; rises in mountains near the Mongolian border and flows generally northward into the Kara Sea

Etymologies

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From Russian Енисе́й from Old Kyrgyz Эне-Сай (mother river) or from Evenki Ионэсси (big water).

Examples

  • The Yenisei is one of the great rivers in the world.

    Scenes From Russian Life

  • The Yenisei is one of the great rivers in the world.

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  • East of the Yenisei are the Tunguses, a small people divided into "settled," "horse," "reindeer," and "dog" Tunguses, according to the domestic animal of most importance to their mode of life.

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  • Ilya Naymushin/Reuters SKI AND PADDLE: Nikolai Vasilyov, 58, moved on home-made skis constructed of foam plastic along the Yenisei River as he attempted to travel some 25 miles from the Siberian city of Divnogorsk to Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Friday.

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  • -- Major civil-engineering projects, including a new bridge across the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, have for the last two years been controlled by Glonass positioning technology.

    Glonass To Unlink Russia From GPS Dependence

  • -- Major civil-engineering projects, including a new bridge across the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, have for the last two years been controlled by Glonass positioning technology.

    Glonass To Unlink Russia From GPS Dependence

  • Putin last year made it into glossy magazines across the world by donning combat trousers and baring his muscular torso for photographers while on a fishing trip in the Yenisei river.

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  • Putin last year made it into glossy magazines across the world by donning combat trousers and baring his muscular torso for photographers while on a fishing trip in the Yenisei river.

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  • From the rails they boarded barges and steamed north on the Yenisei.

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  • The joint project of Google and the Russian Railways lets you take a trip along the famous route and see Baikal, Khekhtsirsky range, Barguzin mountains, Yenisei river and many other picturesque places of Russia without leaving your house.

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