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 goldsands that were the basis of the economy of the ancient state of Lydia. According to legend, King Midasdivested himself of the golden touch by washing his hands in the river.
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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
Pactōlus  — Pactōlus (P. Leach.), Gattung der Krabben … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
Pactōlus  — Pactōlus (a. Geogr.), s. Paktolos … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
Pactolus — geographical name river Asia Minor in ancient Lydia flowing into the Hermus (modern Gediz) near Sardis … New Collegiate Dictionary
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