syrt

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Turkic sırt (highland; ridge; backbone).

Noun[edit]

syrt (plural syrts)

  1. A kind of elevated flatland in Russia and Central Asia.
    Syrts may be separated from each other by higher ridges, and may serve as water divides between drainage basins for larger rivers.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin syrtis.

Noun[edit]

syrt (plural syrts)

  1. A quicksand or bog.