Burrampooter

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Burrampooter

  1. Obsolete spelling of Brahmaputra.
    • 1806?: Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, volume 12?, page 15
      The two great rivers, the Ganges and Burrampooter, rise in Thibet, from the opposite ridges of the same hills, separate from each other to the distance of 1200 miles, and, after a winding course of 2000 miles, again meet in one point near the gulf of Bengal. Yet, so capricious is fame, that the Burrampooter is a late discovery, while his brother Ganges has been the theme of ancient and modern story.