[ yoo-frey-teez ]
/ yuˈfreɪ tiz /
a river in SW Asia, flowing from E Turkey through Syria and Iraq, joining the Tigris to form the Shatt-al-Arab near the Persian Gulf. 1700 miles (2735 km) long.
Meanings Behind The Names Of 6 Middle Eastern NationsThe name Syria is derived from the ancient Mesopotamian kingdom of Assyria that occupied the region between 721–633 BCE.
Related formsEu·phra·te·an, adjectivetrans-Eu·phra·tes, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for euphrates river
/ (juːˈfreɪtiːz) /
a river in SW Asia, rising in E Turkey and flowing south across Syria and Iraq to join the Tigris, forming the Shatt-al-Arab, which flows to the head of the Persian Gulf: important in ancient times for the extensive irrigation of its valley (in Mesopotamia). Length: 3598 km (2235 miles)
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Culture definitions for euphrates river
[ (yooh-fray-teez) ]
It was important in the development of many great civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia.
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