- a river in W Asia, flowing N from Lebanon through NW Syria and then SW past Antioch, Turkey, to the Mediterranean. 250 miles (405 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for orontes
Back down along the Orontes, very early the day before, my friend dropped me off on a dirt track by a copse of trees.
The Turkish farmers take irrigation water from the Orontes via steel pipes.
Orontes also brought with him the king's daughter, whom he had received in marriage.
This is a mistake, as the battle was fought on the banks of the Orontes.A Pilgrimage to Nejd, Vol. 1 [of 2]
The Egyptian armies had advanced to the Orontes and the neighbourhood of Kadesh.The Hittites
A. H. Sayce
Here he was captured by the Chaldeans and carried to Riblah on the Orontes.Biblical Geography and History
Charles Foster Kent
He reaches Nineveh, the Tigris, and the Orontes, and is everywhere victorious.The New York Obelisk
Charles E. Moldenke
- a river in SW Asia, rising in Lebanon and flowing north through Syria into Turkey, where it turns west to the Mediterranean. Length: 571 km (355 miles)Arabic name: `Asi