ancient name of Balkh.
an ancient country in W Asia, between the Oxus River and the Hindu Kush Mountains.
But we ask how they could exist here at all, supposing even Bactra to be beyond the limits of the habitable globe.
The Geography of Strabo, Volume I (of 3) Strabo
He died on February 21, 1879, hard by the city of Bactra, the modern Balkh.
The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) John Holland Rose
an ancient country of SW Asia, between the Hindu Kush mountains and the Oxus River: forms the present Balkh region in N Afghanistan
an ancient country in W Asia, between the Oxus River and the Hindu Kush Mountains. Capital: Bactra. Historical Examples And then after is Hircania, Bactria, Hiberia and many other kingdoms. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville John Mandeville In a few days I’ll send him back to Asia and make him satrap of Bactria. An […]
- Bactrian camel
an Asian camel, Camelus bactrianus, having two humps on the back: an endangered species. Historical Examples And, however severe the weather may be, the Bactrian camel never sleeps under a roof. Bible Animals; J. G. Wood noun a two-humped camel, Camelus bactrianus, used as a beast of burden in the cold deserts of central Asia […]
an ancient country in W Asia, between the Oxus River and the Hindu Kush Mountains. Capital: Bactra. Historical Examples THE bactrian camel may be at once known by the two humps upon its back, which give the animal a most singular appearance. Happy Days for Boys and Girls Various First, then, of the bactrian camel—that […]
pertaining to the rod or its use in punishing: baculine discipline in the classroom. Historical Examples baculine, bak′ū-līn, adj. pertaining to the stick or cane—in flogging. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various The baculine method was a quite common mode of argument in those days. The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray