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Definition of Tigris

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river located in southwest Asia
Tigris Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
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tiger
Tigris Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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tigris
n : an asian river; a tributary of the euphrates river [syn: tigris, tigris river]




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 tigris river 
 cnemidophorus tigris 
 panthera tigris 
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an Asian river; a tributary of the Euphrates River
(synonym) Tigris River
(hypernym) river
(part-holonym) Turkey, Republic of Turkey
Tigris Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The Tigris River is the eastern member of the two great rivers that define Mesopotamia, the other being the Euphrates. The river flows south from the mountains of southeastern Turkey through Iraq.

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Tigris Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Smith's Bible Dictionary

is used by the LXX. as the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew Hiddekel, and occurs also in several of the apocryphal books, as in Tobit, ch. 6:1, Judith, ch. 1:6, and Ecclesiasticus, ch. 24:25. The Tigris, like the Euphrates, rises from two principal sources in the Armenian mountains, and flows into the Euphrates. Its length, exclusive of windings, is reckoned at 1146 miles. It receives, along its middle and lower course no fewer than five important tributaries. These are the river of Zakko or eastern Khabour, the Great Zab (Zab Ala), the Lesser Zab (Zab Asfal), the Adhem, and the Diyaleh or ancient Gyndes. All these rivers flow from the high range of Zagros. We find but little mention of the Tigris in Scripture. It appears, indeed, under the name of Hiddekel, among the rivers of Eden, (Genesis 2:14) and is there correctly described as "running eastward to Assyria;" but after this we hear no more of it, if we accept one doubtful allusion in Nahum (Nahum 2:6) until the captivity, when it becomes well known to the prophet Daniel. With him it is "the Great River." The Tigris, in its upper course, anciently ran through Armenia and Assyria.
  
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