Khabur

[ Arabic khah-boor, ko-ber ]
/ Arabic xɑˈbʊər, ˈkɒ bər /

noun

a river in western Asia, flowing south from southeastern Turkey through northeastern Syria to the Euphrates. 200 miles (320 km) long.

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Also Ha·bor [hey-bawr, -bohr], /ˈheɪ bɔr, -boʊr/, Ha·bur [ho-ber] /ˈhɒ bər/ .

Origin of Khabur

First recorded in 1810–15; from Arabic (al-)khābūr

Words nearby Khabur

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Example sentences 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