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Caspian Sea

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Named after the ancient Caspii who lived on its southwestern shores, the Caspian is the world’s largest inland body of water. Geographically it is a lake, but it is big ...

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astrakhan

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 13 words.

XVIII. f. name of a Russian province north of the Caspian Sea.

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sevruga noun

Jennifer Speake and Mark LaFlaur.

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

January 1999; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 15 words.

L16 Russian (sevryuga).

(Caviar from) the sturgeon, of the Caspian and Black Seas.

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Parthian shot

Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 175 words.

A Turkomanic people living southeast of the Caspian Sea and ruled by Scythian nomads, the Parthians were soldiers known to

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Hyrcanian

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 19 words.

of or pertaining to Hyrcania, an ancient region bordering the Caspian Sea which was noted for its wildness.

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Hyrcania ([Places])

Andrew Delahunty and Sheila Dignen.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 31 words.

An ancient mountainous region bordering the Caspian Sea noted for its rough wooded terrain full of serpents and wild beasts....

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Parthia

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 103 words.

an ancient kingdom which lay SE of the Caspian Sea in present-day Iran. From c. 250 bc to c. 230...

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Attila

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 85 words.

(406–53),

king of the Huns 434–53. He ravaged vast areas between the Rhine and the Caspian Sea, inflicting great devastation on the eastern Roman Empire, before being defeated by...

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