Prut or Pruth (both: prōt) [key], river, c.530 mi (850 km) long, rising in the Carpathian Mts., W Ukraine, and flowing generally SE to the Danube River at Reni. It forms the border between Romania and Moldova. The Prut is navigable to Leovo. By the Peace of the Pruth (1711) Peter I of Russia restored Azov to the Turks (see Russo-Turkish Wars).
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Prut from Infoplease:
- Prut: meaning and definitions - Prut: Definition and Pronunciation
- Pratyeka: meaning and definitions - Pratyeka: Definition and Pronunciation
- Cernauti: meaning and definitions - Cernauti: Definition and Pronunciation
- Roman, town, Romania - Roman Roman, town (1990 pop. 78,749), NE Romania, in Moldavia, at the confluence of the Prut and ...
- Kolomyya - Kolomyya Kolomyya , Ger. Kolomea, Pol. Kołomyja, city (1989 pop. 63,000), W Ukraine, on the ...