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[bahlkh] /bɑlx/
a town in N Afghanistan: capital of ancient Bactria; center of Zoroastrianism.
Ancient Bactra.
Also called Wazirabad. Unabridged
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  • Greater precision as to dates would shew whether they can have heard of Najm Sns army advancing by way of Balkh.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Balkh and Bokhara there meet Bengal and Bombay, and try to draw eye-teeth.

  • But enough has been said of what may be hidden beneath the unsightly bazaars and crumbling ruins of modern Balkh.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • There is therefore no difficulty in accepting Balkh as the Greek Baktria.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • From Balkh to Khulm is about 50 miles and may well pass as two days' journey.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • Also the well-known road by Balkh and Mamiana, direct to Herat.

  • Whilst they were pleasuring in camp, the latter had taken Balkh.

    Rulers of India: Akbar George Bruce Malleson
  • From Balkh to Bombay men know that rough-ridged print with the old scar running diagonally across it.

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • In the 9th century Ḥīvī of Balkh wrote a rationalistic treatise10 on difficulties in the Bible, Exegesis.

British Dictionary definitions for Balkh


a region of N Afghanistan, corresponding to ancient Bactria. Chief town: Mazar-i-Sharif
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