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Bactra

[bak-truh]
noun
  1. ancient name of Balkh.
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Bactria

[bak-tree-uh]
noun
  1. an ancient country in W Asia, between the Oxus River and the Hindu Kush Mountains. Capital: Bactra.
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Related formsBac·tri·an, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • But we ask how they could exist here at all, supposing even Bactra to be beyond the limits of the habitable globe.

    The Geography of Strabo, Volume I (of 3)

    Strabo

  • He died on February 21, 1879, hard by the city of Bactra, the modern Balkh.


British Dictionary definitions for bactra

Bactria

noun
  1. an ancient country of SW Asia, between the Hindu Kush mountains and the Oxus River: forms the present Balkh region in N Afghanistan
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