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1. (Placename) the ancient name for the Aras
2. (Historical Terms) the ancient name for the Aras
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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.
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. Turkey, which shares an 11-kilometre border with the exclave, has long provided economic support to the isolated exclave, which has a 246-kilometer land border with Armenia and is separated from Iran by the river Araxes.
Araxes was darker, especially after the local storm in 2003 May.
hic Nomadum genus et discinctos Mulciber Afros, hic Lelegas Carasque sagittiferosque Gelonos finxerat; Euphrates ibat iam molior undis, extremique hominum Morini, Rhenusque bicornis, indomitique Dahae, etpontem indignatus Araxes (A.8.720-728).
Perhaps the earliest traces of this transformation are to be found in her highly revealing self-chosen pseudonym, "Claude d'Araxe," which derives from a memorable phrase taken from the Virgil's Aneid, Book VIII, later placed atop a private letter to paramour Bataille: "Pontem indlgnatus Araxes" ("Araxes, indignant of bridges").
All bounds (terminus omnis) have been removed, cities have set their walls in new lands, and the world, now passable throughout, has left nothing where it once had place: the Indian drinks of the cold Araxes, the Persians quaff the Elbe and the Rhine.