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An ancient name for the Menderes River of western Turkey.


(miːˈændə) or


(Placename) ancient name of the river Menderes1


(ˌmɛn dɛˈrɛs)

1. Ancient, Maeander , Meander.a river in W Asia Minor, flowing into the Aegean. 240 mi. (385 km) long.
2. Ancient, Scamander .a river in NW Asia Minor, flowing into the Dardanelles. 60 mi. (97 km) long.
References in classic literature ?
These held Miletus and the wooded mountain of Phthires, with the water of the river Maeander and the lofty crests of Mt.
Magnesia or Magnesia on the Maeander (Ancient Greek: [eth][pounds sterling][eth][eth][eth]'[eth][cedilla]Ia[eth][macron][eth] [sz]-i ICIu[sz]'[sup.
For instance, in 1295, in order to satisfy the anti-aristocratic sentiment of the local soldiers, Alexios Philanthropenos, whose rebellion in the area around the Maeander was far more serious and of much larger-scale than that of Kassianos, had the emperor's brother, Theodore Palaiologos arrested in Ephessos (22).