Balkh


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Balkh: Bactria, Bamiyan

Balkh

 (bälk) Formerly Bac·tra (băk′trə)
An ancient city in present-day northern Afghanistan. One of the world's oldest settlements, it was the capital of Bactria and is the legendary birthplace of the prophet Zoroaster.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Balkh

(bɑːlk)
n
(Placename) a region of N Afghanistan, corresponding to ancient Bactria. Chief town: Mazar-i-Sharif
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Balkh

(bɑlx)

n.
a town in N Afghanistan: capital of ancient Bactria.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
From Balkh to Bombay men know that rough-ridged print with the old scar running diagonally across it.
Now manifestly a Kathiawar mare taken from the sands of her birthplace and removed to the west of Bengal founders - nor is even a Balkh stallion (and there are no better horses than those of Balkh, were they not so heavy in the shoulder) of any account in the great Northern deserts beside the snow-camels I have seen.
At least no living man could ascertain whether it was by way of Balkh, Badakshan, Chitral, Beluchistan, or Nepaul, or anywhere else.
When the Yunani sage arrived at Balkh, the Persians tell us, Gushtasp appointed a day on which the Mobeds of every country should assemble, and a golden chair was placed for the Yunani sage.
Summary: Balkh [Afghanistan], May 16 (ANI): Six Taliban terrorists, including a key commander of the group, were killed in an anti-terrorism operation carried out by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in Balkh province on Thursday.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- At least sixteen militants were killed or wounded during a raid conducted by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan.
Summary: Balkh Legends claim four-wicket win over Kabul Zwanan in final of APL
Summary: Gayle and Dilshan Munaweera gave Balkh Legends just the perfect launchpad, raising 50 runs in five overs
Kabul, Dhu-AlHijjah 22, 1439, Sep 2, 2018, SPA -- At least three people were killed when a helicopter crashed during take-off in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province on Sunday, officials said.
At least 35 Taliban insurgents were killed and 40 others were injured in US strikes conducted in Balkh province of Afghanistan.
MAZAR-E-SHARIF -- In the last two years nearly 40,000 adults, including women, have graduated from literacy courses in Mazar-e-Sharif and are now able to read and write, said Balkh education officials.