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Hyrcania

[her-key-nee-uh] /hərˈkeɪ ni ə/
noun
1.
an ancient province of the Persian empire, SE of the Caspian Sea.
Related forms
Hyrcanian, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyrcanian

Hyrcania

/hɜːˈkeɪnɪə/
noun
1.
an ancient district of Asia, southeast of the Caspian Sea

Hyrcanian

/hɜːˈkeɪnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Hyrcania
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Word Origin and History for hyrcanian

Hyrcania

ancient region southeast of the Caspian Sea, from Greek Hyrkania, said to be from an Indo-European *verkana "country of wolves" [Zonn, I., et al., "The Caspian Sea Encyclopedia," 2010]

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Encyclopedia Article for hyrcanian

Hyrcania

("Wolf's Land"), ancient region located southeast of the Caspian Sea. Its capital was Zadracarta (Astrabad, modern Gorgan), and it formed part of the Median, Achaemenian, Seleucid, and Parthian empires, either as an independent province or joined with Parthia. In the list of Persian satrapies given by the Greek historian Herodotus, the Paricanians may have been the Hyrcanians.

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