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Also, Araks. Ancient Araxes. a river in SW Asia, flowing from E Turkey along part of the boundary between NW Iran and Armenia and Azerbaijan into the Kura River. About 660 miles (1065 km) long.
Classical Mythology. the first king of Phliasia.
the Altar, a southern constellation between Triangulum Australe and Scorpius.
a friend to the last degree.
Historical Examples

Describes, among other birds, the Aras and Parrots of the island of Martinique.
Extinct Birds Walter Rothschild

In the tract between the Kur and Aras, on the other hand, there is no sign of the early existence of any formidable power.
The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 3. (of 7): Media George Rawlinson

They have feathered cheeks like Parakeets, and their size is intermediate between them and the Aras.
Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier

In the valley of the Aras, and in the western and southern districts, the climate is more moderate.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5 Various

Elsewhere the country has the character of a plateau, 7000 to 8000 ft. high, deeply trenched by tributaries of the Aras.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3 Various

In Lucretius v. 1202, “Aras sanguine multo spargere quadrupedum,” the context shows that the ritual alluded to is not old Roman.
The Religious Experience of the Roman People W. Warde Fowler

This is the river now generally called the Aras, which flows into the Caspian on the south-west side.
Plutarch’s Lives, Volume II Aubrey Stewart & George Long

The southern boundary of Caucasia is in part coincident with the river Aras (Araxes), in part purely conventional and political.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5 Various

The length of the Aras, including only main windings, is 500 miles.
The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 3. (of 7): Media George Rawlinson

a river rising in mountains in E Turkey and flowing east to the Caspian Sea: forms part of the E border of Turkey and the N border of Iran. Length: about 1100 km (660 miles) Ancient name Araxes Russian name Araks
noun (Latin genitive) Arae (ˈɑːriː)
a constellation in the S hemisphere near Scorpius
abbreviation (in Britain)
Associate of the Royal Academy
American Railway Society
Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology
American Rheumatism Association
Ara (constellation)


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