Euphrates

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From Ancient Greek Εὐφράτης (Euphrátēs), from Old Persian 𐎢𐎳𐎼𐎠𐎬𐎢 (Ufrātu), from Elamite [script?] (ú-ip-ra-tu-iš). Related is Akkadian [script?] (purattu) (cf. Classical Syriac ܦܪܬ (P(ə)rāṯ)).

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Euphrates

  1. The river in the Middle East, 2780 kilometers in length, flowing southwest from Turkey, then southeast, and uniting with the Tigris before entering the Persian Gulf. It forms the Western edge of classical Mesopotamia.

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