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Havel

[hah-vel] /ˈhɑ vɛl/
noun
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Václav [vahts-lahf] /ˈvɑts lɑf/ (Show IPA), 1936–2011, Czech writer and political leader: president of Czechoslovakia 1989–92; president of the Czech Republic 1993–2003.
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Havel1

/German ˈhaːfəl/
noun
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a river in E Germany, flowing south to Berlin, then west and north to join the River Elbe. Length: about 362 km (225 miles)

Havel2

/Czech ˈhavɛl/
noun
1.
Václav (ˈvʌtslav). 1936–2011, Czech dramatist and statesman: founder of the Civil Forum movement for political change: president of Czechoslovakia (1989–92) and of the Czech Republic (1993–2003). His plays include The Garden Party (1963) and Redevelopment (1989)
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