Colchis
geographical name ancient country bordering on Black Sea S of Caucasus Mountains; area now constitutes W part of Republic of Georgia • Colchian adjective or noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • COLCHIs — idis, regio Asiae iuxta Pontum, regnum Aeetae Regis, et Medeae patria, Corace monte (qui est Tauri pars) a septentrione, ab ortu Iberiâ, a Meridie Phaside, ab occidente Euxinô Poutô clausa. Huc ferunt Iasonem cum Argonautis navigâsse, Medeaeque… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Colchis — [käl′kis] ancient country south of the Caucasus Mountains, on the Black Sea, in what is now Georgia Colchian [käl′kē ən] adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Colchis — History of Georgia This article is part of a series Prehistory …   Wikipedia

  • Colchis — /kol kis/, n. an ancient country in Asia, S of the Caucasus and bordering on the Black Sea: the land of the Golden Fleece and of Medea in Greek mythology. * * * Ancient region on the Black Sea. Now the western part of the Republic of Georgia,… …   Universalium

  • Colchis — noun Ancient region and Georgian kingdom south of Caucasus mountains and west of Iberia on the east shore of the Black Sea, in what is now western Georgia …   Wiktionary

  • Colchis — (Germany)    Printmaker. Produced surreal, fantasy images with giant phalli and phallic creature. Reproductions: Illustrations to Die Brille; 1922; Klinger, 1986: figs. 1004 1011 [C] …   Dictionary of erotic artists: painters, sculptors, printmakers, graphic designers and illustrators

  • COLCHIS —    a district on the E. of the Black Sea, and S. of Caucasus, where the Argonauts, according to Greek tradition, found and conquered the Golden Fleece; the natives had a reputation for witchcraft and sorcery …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • colchis — n. ancient region on the Black Sea south of the Caucasus Mountains that was the site of an ancient country where Jason traveled in search of the Golden Fleece …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Colchis — Col•chis [[t]ˈkɒl kɪs[/t]] n. anh geg an ancient country in Asia S of the Caucasus and bordering on the Black Sea: the land of the Golden Fleece and of Medea in Greek legend …   From formal English to slang

  • Colchis — /ˈkɒlkəs/ (say kolkuhs) noun the legendary land of Medea and the Golden Fleece …   Australian English dictionary

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