an ancient country in W Asia, between the Oxus River and the Hindu Kush Mountains. Capital: Bactra.
- Bac·tri·an, adjective, noun
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How to use Bactria in a sentence
The whole account of the fleet of ships built in Bactria, and carried upon camels to the Indus, is a childish forgery.
Bactria had, from a remote antiquity, claims to preëminence among the Aryan nations.
The doctrines of Zoroaster, an Eastern sage, who is thought to have lived in Bactria about twelve hundred years before our era.The Student's Mythology | Catherine Ann White
Bessus, governor of Bactria, who seized Dari'us (after the battle of Arbe'la) and put him to death.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 | The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Chosroes united with them and conquered Bactria, while he left the country north of the Oxus to the Turks.
British Dictionary definitions for Bactria
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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