Argun



a river in NE Asia, forming part of the boundary between the Russian Federation and China. About 450 miles (725 km) long.
Historical Examples

It is formed by the junction of the rivers Sckilk and Argun, and is navigable to the sea.
The History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia Voltaire

Saad-Addaula practised in Bagdad, where Argun very often held his court.
History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

Probably through his instrumentality and advice Argun established diplomatic connections with Europe, and even with the pope.
History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

The Jewish minister, indeed, deserved the high favor with which Argun honored him.
History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

Argun displayed marked aversion to Islam, and a special liking for Jews and Christians.
History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

Argun, who loved647 gold, was delighted with his Jewish commissary, and distinguished him by all possible marks of honor.
History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

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