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Ararat, as seen from Yerevan, Armenia.

From Latin Ararat, from Ancient Greek Ἀραράτ ‎(Ararát), from Biblical 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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  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. A transliteration of the Armenian male given name Արարատ ‎(Ararat)


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Ararat m

  1. Ararat (a mountain in northeastern Turkey)