Pactolus
geographical name river Asia Minor in ancient Lydia flowing into the Hermus (modern Gediz) near Sardis

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  • PACTOLUS — hodie Sarabat, ex tabulis recentiorib. Lydiae fluv. ex monte Tmolo nascens, et per Sardianum agrum in Hermum influens, qui et Chrysorrhoas, ab eo quod aureas secum trahat arenulas, ex quo Midas in eo se lavisset. Plut in Pactolo: Πακτωλὸς ποταμός …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Pactolus — ( tr. Sart Çayı) is a river near the Aegean coast Turkey. The river rises from Mount Tmolus, flows through the ruins of the ancient city of Sardis, and empties into the Gediz River, the ancient Hermus. The Pactolus once contained gold sands that… …   Wikipedia

  • Pactolus — /pak toh leuhs/, n. a small river in Asia Minor, in ancient Lydia: famous for the gold washed from its sands. * * * …   Universalium

  • Pactolus — noun A river, formerly an important feature of ancient Lydia and said to contain gold; now rising and emptying in modern Turkey …   Wiktionary

  • PACTOLUS —    a small river of Lydia, famous for the gold contained in its sand, due, it was alleged, to Midas washing the gold off him in its waters, and the alleged source of the wealth of Croesus; its modern name is Sarabat.    See MIDAS …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Pactolus — Pac•to•lus [[t]pækˈtoʊ ləs[/t]] n. geg a small river in Asia Minor, in ancient Lydia: famous for the gold washed from its sands …   From formal English to slang

  • Pactolus — /pækˈtoʊləs/ (say pak tohluhs) noun a small river in ancient Lydia; famous for the gold washed from its sands …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pactolus — /pak toh leuhs/, n. a small river in Asia Minor, in ancient Lydia: famous for the gold washed from its sands …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pactōlus [1] — Pactōlus (P. Leach.), Gattung der Krabben …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pactōlus [2] — Pactōlus (a. Geogr.), s. Paktolos …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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