geographical name province of ancient Persia on SE coast of Caspian NE of Media & NW of Parthia • Hyrcanian adjective

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  • Hyrcania — was the the name of a satrapy located in the territories of present day Golestan, Mazandaran, Gilan and part of Turkmenistan, lands south of the Caspian Sea. To the Greeks, the Caspian Sea was the Hyrcanian Sea . EtymologyThe name Hyrcania is the …   Wikipedia

  • HYRCANIA — HYRCANIA, a Judean fortress. Hyrcania was probably built by the Hasmonean ruler John Hyrcanus and named after him. Josephus relates that queen salome alexandra stored her treasures there (Jos., Ant., 13:417). It was one of the strongholds   held… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HYRCANIA — prov. Persiae, variis nominibus hodie nominata, magna ex parte plana, et praeclarissimis urbibus adornata, quarum celeberrimae sunt Talebrota, Samaria, Carta et Tape: adeo fertilis et opulenta, ut vitis vini metretam ferat, et ficus sexaginta… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Hyrcania — ancient region southeast of the Caspian Sea, from Gk. Hyrkania, said to be from an Indo European *verkana country of wolves [Zonn, I., et al., The Caspian Sea Encyclopedia, 2010] …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hyrcania — [hər kā′nē ə] province of the ancient Persian & Macedonian empires, on the S & SE coast of the Caspian Sea Hyrcanian adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Hyrcania — Pour la stratapie perse, voir Hyrcanie. 31° 43′ 08″ N 35° 21′ 58″ E / …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hyrcania — Hyrcanian, adj. /heuhr kay nee euh/, n. an ancient province of the Persian empire, SE of the Caspian Sea. * * * ▪ ancient region, Iran Old Persian  Varkana        (“Wolf s Land”), ancient region located southeast of the Caspian Sea. Its capital… …   Universalium

  • HYRCANIA —    an ancient province of Persia, on the E. and SE. of the Caspian Sea, celebrated for the savage animals that inhabited its forests, as well as the savagery of its inhabitants …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Hyrcania — Hyr•ca•ni•a [[t]hərˈkeɪ ni ə[/t]] n. anh geg a province of the ancient Persian empire, SE of the Caspian Sea Hyr•ca′ni•an, adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • Hyrcania — Hyrcanian, adj. /heuhr kay nee euh/, n. an ancient province of the Persian empire, SE of the Caspian Sea …   Useful english dictionary

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