Peipsi, Lake

Lake, north-central Europe, forming the boundary between Estonia and Russia.

Lake Peipsi is 60 mi (97 km) long and 31 mi (50 km) wide, and it is frozen for half of the year. In 1242 the Russians, under Alexander Nevsky, defeated the Teutonic Knights (see Teutonic Order) on the frozen lake in the "Battle on the Ice," forcing the order to relinquish claims to Russian lands.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Peipsi Lake House — (Kallaste,Эстония) Категория отеля: Адрес: Võidu 1, 60103 Kallaste, Эстония …   Каталог отелей

  • lake — lake1 /layk/, n. 1. a body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surrounded by land. 2. any similar body or pool of other liquid, as oil. 3. (go) jump in the lake, (used as an exclamation of dismissal or impatience.) [bef. 1000; ME lak(e) …   Universalium

  • Lake — /layk/, n. Simon, 1866 1945, U.S. engineer and naval architect. * * * I Relatively large body of slow moving or standing water that occupies an inland basin. Lakes are most abundant in high northern latitudes and in mountain regions, particularly …   Universalium

  • Lake Peipus — Pihkva Peipsi Pihkva järv Чудско Псковское озеро Landsat satellite photo Location Estonia, Russia Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Peipsi — [pāp′sē] Estonian name for CHUDSKOYE Lake * * * …   Universalium

  • Peipsi — [pāp′sē] Estonian name for CHUDSKOYE Lake …   English World dictionary

  • Peipsi järv — Peipussee Geographische Lage: zwischen Estland und Russland Zuflüsse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Peipus, Lake — ▪ lake, Europe Russian  Chudskoye Ozero , Estonian  Peipsi Järv        lake forming part of the boundary between Estonia and Pskov oblast (province) of Russia. It is connected by the narrow Lake Tyoploye to a southern extension, Lake Pskov. Lake… …   Universalium

  • List of lakes in Estonia — This is a list of lakes in Estonia.CompactTOC10|sections= A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S Z AAabra Aastajärv Aastejärv Adriska Agali Aheru Ahijärv Ähijärv Ahvenajärv Aknajärv Akste Alatskivi Alopi Arbi Arojärv AuksiEEngli Erastvere… …   Wikipedia

  • Bishopric of Dorpat — Infobox Former Country native name = Bisdom Dorpat (nds) Ecclesia Tarbatensis (la) conventional long name = Bishopric of Dorpat common name = Dorpat, Bishopric continent = Europe | region = Baltic | country = Estonia era = Middle Ages status =… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.