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Arachosia

Definition of the noun Arachosia

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Arachosia is a genus of Anyphaenidae, described by Cambridge in 1882.

Place

Arachosia is the Hellenized name of an ancient satrapy in the eastern part of the Achaemenid, Seleucid, Parthian, Greco-Bactrian, and Indo-Scythian empires. Arachosia was centred on Arghandab valley in modern-day southern Afghanistan, and extended east to as far as the Indus River in modern-day Pakistan. The main river of Arachosia was called Arachōtós, now known as the Arghandab River, a tributary of the Helmand River. The Greek term "Arachosia" corresponds to the Aryan land of Harauti which was around modern-day Helmand. The Arachosian capital or metropolis was called Alexandria or Alexandropolis and laid in what is today Kandahar in Afghanistan.

  • also known as 阿拉霍西亞

Phrases with Arachosia

Phrases starting with the word Arachosia:

  1. Arachosia puta
  2. Arachosia bergi
  3. Arachosia dubia
  4. Arachosia cubana
  5. Arachosia bonneti
  6. Arachosia honesta
  7. Arachosia oblonga
  8. Arachosia proseni
  9. Arachosia striata
  10. Arachosia minensis
  11. Arachosia sulfurea
  12. Arachosia arachosia
  13. Arachosia Bifasciata
  14. Arachosia Polytricha
  15. Arachosia praesignis
  16. Arachosia albiventris
  17. Arachosia mezenioides
  18. Arachosia polytrichia

Phrases ending with the word Arachosia:

  1. genus Arachosia
  2. Ideopsis Arachosia

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Google previewA Manual of Ancient Geography (1840)

Or, The Student His Own Instructor, with Copious Indexes of Ancient and Modern Names, and an Analysis of the Work ... A New Ed. with Questions for Self-examination, by the Author of "Questions on Adam's Roman Antiquities," &c by Peter Edmund Laurent

Arachosia is a rich and fruitful land on the frontiers of India; it was called by the Parthians White India, on account of the white inhabitants who had migrated thither from the Oxus; it now constitutes the province of Arrochash in eastern Persia. The boundaries are: north, the Paropamisus; west, Drangiana; south, Gedrosia; east, the Indian tribes of the province of Multan. The inhabitants of this country went by the names of Arachoti, Arachotae, and Arachosii. Both before and after the time ...

Google previewA Manual of Ancient Geography ... New edition: with questions for self-examination, by the author of “Questions on Adams' Roman Antiquities,”etc (1840)

by Peter Edmund LAURENT

Arachosia is a rich and fruitful land on the frontiers of India; it was called by the Parthians White India, on account of the white inhabitants who had migrated thither from the Oxus; it now constitutes the province of Arrochash in eastern Persia. The boundaries are: north, the Paropamisus; west, Drangiana; south, Gedrosia; east, the Indian tribes of the province of Multan. The inhabitants of this country went by the names of Arachoti, Arachotae, and Arachosii. Both before and after the time ...

Google previewAn Introduction to the Study of Ancient Geography. With copious indexes (1830)

by Peter Edmund LAURENT

Arachosia is a rich and fruitful land on the frontiers of India; it was called by the Parthians White India, on account of the white inhabitants who had migrated thither from the Oxus; it now constitutes the province of Arrochash in eastern Persia. The boundaries are: north, the Paropamisus; west, Drangiana; south, Gedrosia; east, the Indian tribes of the province of Multan. - Inhabit- The inhabitants of this country went by the names of ants. Arachoti, Arachotae, and Arachosii. Both before and ...

Google previewThe Silk Road Encyclopedia (2016)

by Su-il Jeong

Arachosia The eastern territory of Achaemenid Empire, also called the First Persian Empire. It is now southern Afghanistan. Its ancient name was Harauwadi. It is also mentioned in Chinese records as “Wuyishanli” (烏弋山離) on the Oasis Road. Some say Arachosia might be a phonetic transcription of Alexandria. Aral Sea A large lake on the northern end of Uzbekistan in Central Asia. Located at ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology, and Geography Based on the Larger Dictionaries William Smith (1859)

by William Smith

ARACHOSIA. but the rope was changed into a cobweb and Arachne herself into a spider (apáxwn), the animal most odious to Athena. (Ov. Met. vi. 1, seq.) This fable seems to suggest the idea that man learnt the art of weaving from the spider , and that it was invented in Lydia. Arächöslā ('Apaxwata: 'Apaxwrot or -&ral: S. E. part of Afghanistan and N. E. part of Beloochistan), one of the extreme E. provinces of the Persian (and afterwards of the Parthian) Empire, bounded on the E. by the ...

Google previewE. J. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936 (1993)

by M. Th. Houtsma

The province, now the principal territory of the great Durrani tribe of Afghans, is identified with the Haran- wati of the Achaemenians, the classical Arachosia, and the mediaeval Zamln-dawar and Zabul, and historians have generally assumed that the town was founded by Alexander and named Alexandria Arachosia, but this does not rest on good evidence, and it is very improbable that the name ...

Google previewA classical dictionary of biography [&c.]. (1858)

by sir William Smith

ARACHOSIA. irat the rope ni changed into a cobweb and Arachne herself into a spider (ipdx»T) ), the animal most odious to Athena. (Ov. Met. vi. 1, seq.) This tible Kerns to suggest the idea that man learnt the art of weaving from the spider, and that it was invented in Lydia. Arichdsla ('Apaxwo-ia : 'Apax«Tof or -urat : S. E. part of Afghanistan and N. E. port of Be- kochitta*), one of the extreme E. provinces of the Persian (and afterwards of the Parthian) Empire, bounded on the E. by the ...

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