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or Ska·man·dros

[skuh-man-der or skuh-man-druh s]
  1. ancient name of the river Menderes.
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Historical Examples

  • Nor did Scamander remit his strength, but was the more enraged with the son of Peleus.

    The Iliad of Homer (1873)


  • Ska man' dros, or Scamander—a river of the Troad or plains of Troy.

  • Sim' o is—a river in the Troad, and a branch of the Scamander.

  • Then he contends with Simoeis and Scamander, the river-gods.

  • In the Elyman country were two rivers, one called Simos, and the other Scamander.

    The Ethnology of Europe

    Robert Gordon Latham

British Dictionary definitions for scamander


  1. the ancient name for the Menderes (def. 2)
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