Ararat

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Etymology[edit]

Ararat, as seen from Yerevan, Armenia.

Biblical Hebrew אררט (Tiberian 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 (Armenia) (in Hecataeus of Miletus, ca. 476 BC).

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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. One of the ten provinces of the Republic of Armenia.
  3. A town in the said province.
  4. A male given name.

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