Hyrcania

[her-key-nee-uh]
Related formsHyr·ca·ni·an, adjective
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Hyrcania

noun
  1. an ancient district of Asia, southeast of the Caspian Sea
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Word Origin and History for hyrcania

Hyrcania

ancient region southeast of the Caspian Sea, from Greek Hyrkania, said to be from an Indo-European *verkana "country of wolves" [Zonn, I., et al., "The Caspian Sea Encyclopedia," 2010]

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