[ uh-rak-seez ]

  1. ancient name of Aras.

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How to use Araxes in a sentence

  • Agriculture was neglected, and they subsisted entirely upon their cattle and the fish supplied by the Araxes.

  • On the sixth day after the last battle they reached the river Araxes,421 which is the boundary between Media and Armenia.

  • The southern boundary of Caucasia is in part coincident with the river Aras (Araxes), in part purely conventional and political.

  • From this place he continued his march through Syria nine stages—fifty parasangs—and they reached the river Araxes.

    Anabasis | Xenophon
  • As soon as we recrossed the Araxes, the escort begged me to point out the Keblah to them, as they wanted to pray.

British Dictionary definitions for Araxes


/ (əˈræksiːz) /

  1. the ancient name for the Aras

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