Sophene

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Sophene (red) as a Roman province.

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Via Latin Sōphēnē, from Ancient Greek Σωφηνή ‎(Sōphēnḗ), probably of Urartian origin. Compare the Armenian name: Ծոփք ‎(Copʿkʿ).

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Sophene

  1. (historical) Province of ancient Armenia and of the Roman Empire, located to the south-west of Greater Armenia. Independent kingdom from 3rd century B.C. until 90's B.C. Lies in modern-day southeastern Turkey.

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