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[Arabic khah-boor]
  1. a river in W Asia, flowing S from SE Turkey through NE Syria to the Euphrates. 200 miles (320 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for khabur

Historical Examples

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

    Early Travels in Palestine

    Arculf et al.

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

  • 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