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Of or relating to Bactria or its people, language, or culture.
1. A native or inhabitant of Bactria.
2. The Middle Iranian language of the Bactrians, known from scattered inscriptions and legal documents extending into the Islamic period.
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(Placename) of or relating to Bactria,
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Bactria
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dromedary, Bactrian - A one-hump camel is a dromedary (from Latin, meaning "swift camel," from Greek dromas, "runner") and a two-hump camel is a Bactrian (from Bactria in Asia).
See also related terms for runner.
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(ˈkӕməl) noun
a desert animal with one (dromedary (ˈdromədəri) ) or two (bactrian (camel) (ˈbӕktriən) ) humps on its back, used for carrying goods and/or people.
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References in classic literature ?
As when the TARTAR from his RUSSIAN Foe By ASTRACAN over the Snowie Plaines Retires, or BACTRIAN Sophi from the hornes Of TURKISH Crescent, leaves all waste beyond The Realme of ALADULE, in his retreate To TAURIS or CASBEEN.
They crossed a snowy pass in cold moonlight, when the lama, mildly chaffing Kim, went through up to his knees, like a Bactrian camel - the snow-bred, shag-haired sort that came into the Kashmir Serai.
His latest, Hairy Hezekiah (Doubleday, hardback, 92 pages, pounds 7.99), is a lovely tale of a Bactrian camel who lives in a zoo.
And at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Finlay the camel is a rare example of a bacdary - offspring of a one-hump dromedary and a bactrian, which has two.
Staff at Blairdrummond Safari Park, Stirlingshire, have named a four- foot tall Bactrian camel born during the Scotland-Norway match after the star.
The Kingdom of Gandhara lasted from the Vedic period (1500-500 BC) as a centre of Greco-Buddhism, Bactrian Zoroastrianism and Animism.
BACTRIAN camels Jimandi and Charles can ease those irritating itchy patches thanks to a novel new scratch post.
Washington, May 29 ( ANI ): Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna have sequenced the genome of a Bactrian camel, making a significant contribution to population genetic research on camels.
Potts, "Cataphractus and kamandar: Some Thoughts on the Dynamic Evolution of Heavy Cavalry and Mounted Archers in Iran and Central Asia"; Franz Grenet with Samra Azarnouche, "Where are the Sogdian Magi?"; Richard Salomon, "Gandhari in the Worlds of India, Iran, and Central Asia"; and Nicholas Sims-Williams, "Some Bactrian Terms for Realia" (substituting for "From Aramaic to Middle Iranian: Sogdian Inscriptions of Kultobe, Kazakhstan").
More than 120 members and guests swapped their dinner jackets and ball gowns for kaftans for the event comprising belly dancers and camel races, which featured, we are told, two Bactrian and two dromedary camels.