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See Araks.


1. (Placename) the ancient name for the Aras
2. (Historical Terms) the ancient name for the Aras



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. ab. 660 mi. (1065 km) long.
Ancient, Araxes.
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Noun1.Araxes - a river that rises in northeastern Turkey (near the source of the Euphrates) and flows generally eastward through Armenia to the Caspian Sea; ancient name was Araxes
Armenia, Hayastan, Republic of Armenia - a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet; modern Armenia is but a fragment of ancient Armenia which was one of the world's oldest civilizations; throughout 2500 years the Armenian people have been invaded and oppressed by their neighbors
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
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Trees such as araxes, korku and the wild willow can be seen here besides a number of other species.
26) The division of northern and southern Azerbaijan was established along the Araxes (Aras) River in the Treaty of Turkmanchai.
Already, Iran and Armenia have signed an initial agreement to construct a joint hydroelectric power plant on River Araxes, natural gas and electricity barter, and developing a electricity transfer line, where both sides had discussion on transfer of Iran s electricity through Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Russia.
Vienen los de Garamanta y los pobres araxes, concordes en color con los etiopes por ser vezinos de la adusta y muy caliente zona, a vos ofrecer los tigres odoriferos".
The territory of modern Nagorno-Karabakh comprises historic region of Karabakh, which lies between the rivers Kura and Araxes, and the modern Armenia-Azerbaijan border.
Azerbaijan's longtime ally Turkey appears to be taking on a larger role in supporting the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic (NAR), an Azeri exclave isolated from Azerbaijan by Armenia's Zangezur mountains and the Armenian forces in occupied territories along the Araxes.