[ Arabic khah-boor ]
/ Arabic xɑˈbʊər /


a river in W Asia, flowing S from SE Turkey through NE Syria to the Euphrates. 200 miles (320 km) long.
Also Habor. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for khabur

  • The Khabur above referred to flows through Mesopotamia, not through Media.

  • Our author probably wrote "from thence to Ras-el-Ain," at which place the Khabur becomes a formidable river.

  • It lies in a straight line westward of Mosul and the ancient Nineveh, and not far from the banks of the Khabur.

    Patriarchal Palestine|Archibald Henry Sayce