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ˈyeɪ nɑje·na

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jena, Battle of Jenanoun

    the battle in 1806 in which Napoleon decisively defeated the Prussians


  1. Jenanoun

    Jena (independent city in Thuringia, Germany)

  2. Jenanoun

    A female given name, a rare variant of Gina.


  1. Jena

    Jena (German pronunciation: [ˈjeːna] (listen)) is a city in Germany and the second largest city in Thuringia. Together with the nearby cities of Erfurt and Weimar, it forms the central metropolitan area of Thuringia with approximately 500,000 inhabitants, while the city itself has a population of about 110,000. Jena is a centre of education and research; the Friedrich Schiller University was founded in 1558 and had 18,000 students in 2017 and the Ernst-Abbe-Fachhochschule Jena counts another 5,000 students. Furthermore, there are many institutes of the leading German research societies. Jena was first mentioned in 1182 and stayed a small town until the 19th century, when industry developed. For most of the 20th century, Jena was a world centre of the optical industry around companies such as Carl Zeiss, Schott and Jenoptik (since 1990). As one of only a few medium-sized cities in Germany, it has some high-rise buildings in the city centre, such as the JenTower. These also have their origin in the former Carl Zeiss factory. Between 1790 and 1850, Jena was a focal point of the German Vormärz as well as of the student liberal and unification movement and German Romanticism.


  1. jena

    Jena is a city in eastern Germany, known for its historic university and its importance to the early 19th century intellectual movement known as Jena Romanticism. It's also renowned for its manufacturing of precision machinery, pharmaceuticals, and glassware. Furthermore, Jena is an optical centre of Germany having companies like the Carl Zeiss AG.


  1. Jena

    Jena is a university city in central Germany on the River Saale. It has a population of roughly 105,000 and is the second largest city in the federal state of Thuringia, after Erfurt.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jena

    in Saxe-Weimar, on the Saale, 14 m. SE. of Weimar, an old town with memories of Luther, Goethe, and Schiller; has a university founded to be a centre of Reformation influence, and since associated with Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, and the Schlegels, who were teachers there; on the same day in October 14, 1806, two victories were won near the town by French troops over the Prussians, the collective name for both being "the battle of Jena."

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. jena

    A town of Germany, in the grand duchy Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, situated in a romantic valley at the confluence of the Leutra with the Saale. In this vicinity was fought the great battle of Jena, October 14, 1806, between the French and Prussian armies, in which the latter was totally defeated.

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  1. JENA

    What does JENA stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the JENA acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. JENA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jena is ranked #59901 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Jena surname appeared 337 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Jena.

    46.8% or 158 total occurrences were Asian.
    38.5% or 130 total occurrences were White.
    7.1% or 24 total occurrences were Black.
    6.2% or 21 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Anagrams for jena »

  1. jane

  2. Jane

  3. jean

  4. Jean

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jena in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jena in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of jena in a Sentence

  1. Jena Griswold:

    The system did have a flaw. And that is, the very person who was supposed to protect it had the passwords to it, and opened it up, i mean, it's been well-documented in the local paper about all the things that Peters has been accused of. And as the allegations go through court, it's going to be a continuum of decisions. ... I was shocked that State Jena Griswold in November.Peters was running for any public office. You lose your job here, and you want the one above it ?

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