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[sid-nuh s] /ˈsɪd nəs/
a river in SE Asia Minor, in Cilicia. Unabridged
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  • After the Cydnus follows the Pyramus,262 which flows from Cataonia.

  • Was that frightful shock and crash of the Cydnus one of these dreams?

    Jack Alphonse Daudet
  • She sailed down the river Cydnus to meet him, with the most sumptuous pageantry.

  • There was the Cydnus winding its easy course through fertile lands as if there were no trouble in its rising waters.

  • Paul was born in the Roman city of Tarsus, which is beautifully situated at the mouth of the river Cydnus.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • We rode up the glen, following the course of the Cydnus, through scenery of the wildest and most romantic character.

    The Lands of the Saracen Bayard Taylor
  • Striking our tent in the gardens of Tarsus, we again crossed the Cydnus, and took a northern course across the plain.

    The Lands of the Saracen Bayard Taylor
  • Passing between these, we ascended to the shelf dividing the waters of the Cydnus and the Sihoon.

    The Lands of the Saracen Bayard Taylor
  • At the city of Tarsus in Cilicia is a river named Cydnus, in which gouty people soak their legs and find relief from pain.

  • But the reader will doubtless be pleased to compare the noted descriptions of the voyage of Cleopatra down the Cydnus.

British Dictionary definitions for Cydnus


the ancient name for the (River) Tarsus
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