Hormuz
or Ormuz geographical name ancient town S Iran on Strait of Hormuz (strait connecting Persian Gulf & Gulf of Oman)

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  • HORMUZ — (Ormuz), an island in the Persian Gulf, commanding the trade route from Europe to India and the Far East, captured by the Portuguese in 1507. From the 16th century on, Hebrew and European sources attest the existence of a Jewish community. The… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Hormuz — is distorted from the Persian Ohrmuzd , meaning Ahura Mazda . It can refer to:* The Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf. * Hormoz Island, part of Iran. * The Kingdom of Ormus …   Wikipedia

  • Hormuz — Hormuz, so v.w. Homisdas 2)–5) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hormûz — Hormûz, pers. Insel, s. Ormus …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hormuz — → Ormuz …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Hormuz — [hôr mo͞oz′, hôr′məz] Strait of strait joining the Persian Gulf & the Gulf of Oman, between Arabia & Iran …   English World dictionary

  • Hormuz — /hawr moohz , hawr muz/, n. Strait of, a strait between Iran and the United Arab Emirates, connecting the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Also, Ormuz. * * * ▪ island, Iran Persian  Jazīreh ye Hormoz,  also called  Ormuz,         mostly barren …   Universalium

  • Hormuz — Hormus ist der Name einer Insel, siehe Hormus (Insel) einer gleichnamigen Stadt auf dieser Insel, siehe Hormus (Stadt) einer Meerenge, siehe Straße von Hormus …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hormuz — n. island in southern Iran …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hormuz — Hor•muz [[t]hɔrˈmuz, ˈhɔr mʌz[/t]] also Ormuz n. geg Strait of, a strait between Iran and the United Arab Emirates, connecting the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman …   From formal English to slang

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