Ararat

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Etymology[edit]

Ararat, as seen from Yerevan, Armenia.

From Latin Ararat, from Ancient Greek Ἀραράτ (Ararát), from Classical Hebrew אררט (Ǎrārāṭ), in Genesis 8:4. Corresponds to Assyrian 𒆳𒌵 (Urarṭu), the name of the Eastern Anatolian plateau which in Classical Antiquity became known as Ἀρμενία (Armenía) (in Hecataeus of Miletus, ca. 476 BC).

The place names in modern Armenia and the given name are from Armenian Արարատ (Ararat).

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Ararat

  1. Mount Ararat, the tallest peak of Turkey, and of the entire Armenian Highland. In Armenian antiquity known as Masis, it became associated with the Biblical "Mountains of Ararat" (Genesis 8:4) at some point during the Middle Ages.
  2. a region (marz) of the modern Republic of Armenia
  3. a town in the said region
  4. An Armenian male given name.

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