Definition of Araxes

1. Noun. A river that rises in northeastern Turkey (near the source of the Euphrates) and flows generally eastward through Armenia to the Caspian Sea; ancient name was Araxes.

Exact synonyms: Aras
Group relationships: Armenia, Hayastan, Republic Of Armenia, Republic Of Turkey, Turkey
Generic synonyms: River

Definition of Araxes

1. Proper noun. (alternative form of Araks) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Araxes

Araucaria araucana
Araucaria bidwillii
Araucaria columnaris
Araucaria cunninghamii
Araucaria excelsa
Araucaria heterophylla
Araujia sericofera
Araxes (current term)
Arbor Day
Arbutus menziesii
Arbutus unedo
Arbëreshë Albanian
Arc de Triomphe

Literary usage of Araxes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1890)
"On the east the country comes to a point at the confluence of the Syrus and Araxes. 63 Now known as the Kara-bel-Dagh, or Kut-Tagh, a mountain chain running ..."

2. The Geography of Herodotus ...: Illustrated from Modern Researches and by James Talboys Wheeler (1854)
"The term Araxes was probably a general appella- .vin. tion, meaning simply any "rapid" stream. The description seems in most cases to apply to the river now ..."

3. A System of Ancient and Mediæval Geography for the Use of Schools and Colleges by Charles Anthon (1850)
"The Araxes is now the Bend-emir; and the Medus, ... capital of Persia, situate in an extensive plain near the junction of the Araxes and Medus. ..."

4. Transcaucasia and Ararat: Being Notes of a Vacation Tour in the Autumn of 1876 by James Bryce Bryce (1896)
"... as well known under the ancient name Araxes, which is at least as old as Herodotus. He, however, confounds our river with the Volga and the Oxus. Araxes ..."

5. Letters from the Caucasus and Georgia: To which are Added, the Account of a by Wilhelm von Freygang (1823)
"Bridges have at various times been thrown over the Araxes at Julfa and other ... The Araxes separates Armenia from Media. The Medians conquered Persia, ..."

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