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Syr Darya

[seer dahr-yuh; Russian sir duh-ryah]
  1. a river in central Asia, flowing NW from the Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan, through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to the Aral Sea. 1300 miles (2100 km) long.
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Ancient Jax·ar·tes [jak-sahr-teez] /dʒækˈsɑr tiz/
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Historical Examples

  • In 1847 the Russians founded a fort at the mouth of the Jaxartes or Syr-darya.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7


  • On the confusion of the Araxes and Jaxartes in Herodotus, see vol.

  • The Jaxartes was now the northern boundary of the Macedonian monarchy, as it had hitherto 329.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

  • Tīmūr died soon after crossing the Jaxartes, on the 1st of April, 1406, and China was saved from this dreadful scourge.

  • After a bloody struggle the Turanians are compelled to retire, first beyond the Oxus, and then beyond the Jaxartes.

British Dictionary definitions for jaxartes


  1. the ancient name for Syr Darya
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Syr Darya

  1. a river in central Asia, formed from two headstreams rising in the Tian Shan: flows generally west to the Aral Sea: the longest river in central Asia. Length: (from the source of the Naryn) 2900 km (1800 miles)Ancient name: Jaxartes
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