Hyrcanian



[her-key-nee-uh] /hərˈkeɪ ni ə/

noun
1.
an ancient province of the Persian empire, SE of the Caspian Sea.
/hɜːˈkeɪnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Hyrcania
/hɜːˈkeɪnɪə/
noun
1.
an ancient district of Asia, southeast of the Caspian Sea

ancient region southeast of the Caspian Sea, from Greek Hyrkania, said to be from an Indo-European *verkana “country of wolves” [Zonn, I., et al., “The Caspian Sea Encyclopedia,” 2010]

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