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[pey-duh s]
  1. ancient name of Po.
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Historical Examples of padus

  • As then the mouth of the Padus was a vast estuary, so in the Gael.

    The River-Names of Europe

    Robert Ferguson

  • Of the tributaries of the Padus, the Ticnus on the north, and the Trebia on the south, are of historical interest.

  • Very acceptable jellies, sauces and preserves are made from several of the wild cherries in the Padus group.

  • The little river Athesis, north of the Padus, flows into the Adriatic.

  • Its Roman appellation was Padus, which in course of time resolved itself into its present name, the Po.

British Dictionary definitions for padus


  1. the Latin name for the Po 2
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