- a river in S Asia, flowing from W Tibet through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. 1900 miles (3060 km) long.
- the Indian, a southern constellation between Grus and Pavo.
Origin of Indus2
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Examples from the Web for indus
Without enough water from the Indus, which flows first through India, Pakistan may be unable to exist.
India and Pakistan will face a crisis as the glaciers that feed the Indus River shrink and disappear.
I think we need to be most worried about the insurgency beginning to jump across the Indus River, into the Punjab.Dodging Death in Pakistan
May 12, 2009
He sat for many years by the banks of the Indus, and meditated.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
The Ravi, a tributary of the Indus, had at this time but little water.The Coming Conquest of England
The ruins of two temples stand on a hillock rising from the Indus.
I do not wonder so much at the names of the Indus and the Ganges being the same.
The Indus was known to early traders, whether by sea or by land.
- a faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Telescopium and Tucano
- a river in S Asia, rising in SW Tibet in the Kailas Range of the Himalayas and flowing northwest through Kashmir, then southwest across Pakistan to the Arabian Sea: important throughout history, esp for the Indus Civilization (about 3000 to 1500 bc), and for irrigation. Length: about 2900 km (1800 miles)
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Word Origin and History for indus
river in Asia, from Sanskrit sindhu "river." The southern constellation, created 1603 by Bayer, represents "an Indian," not the river.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper