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[zan-thuh s]
  1. an ancient city of Lycia, in SW Asia Minor, near the mouth of the Xanthus River: site of archaeological remains.
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Historical Examples of xanthus

  • Then Xanthus said, "To-morrow I want you to get the worst thing in the market."

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  • Xanthus stood on a river of the same name, about ten miles from the mouth.

  • Xanthus even says that a certain Arimus was king of these parts.

  • Then they carried him to the Xanthus, and poured water upon him.

    Stories of the Old world

    Alfred John Church

  • Some make her the daughter of Cebrenus; others of the river Xanthus.

British Dictionary definitions for xanthus


  1. the chief city of ancient Lycia in SW Asia Minor: source of some important antiquities
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