Jaxartes


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Jaxartes

(dʒækˈsɑːtiːz)
n
(Placename) the ancient name for Syr Darya

Syr Dar•ya

(ˈsɪər ˈdɑr yə)
n.
a river in central Asia, flowing NW from the Tien Shan Mountains to the Aral Sea. 1300 mi. (2100 km) long. Ancient name, Jaxartes.
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A few mighty rivers - the Nile in Egypt, the Tigris and Euphrates in Iraq, the Oxus (Amu Darya) and Jaxartes (Syr Darya) in Central Asia - bring huge amounts of water from distant snowcapped mountains and tropical forests.
Near Samarkand or on the Jaxartes he was struck in the leg by an arrow that fractured his fibula (A.
Not only was Mesopotamia better supplied by the Tigris and Euphrates, but so were certain regions to the east and northeast where rivers draining the Hindu Kush Mountains in central Afghanistan--the Helmand, the Hari Rud, the Tedzhen, the Murghab, the Oxus (Amu Darya) and the Jaxartes (Syr Darya).