Definitions for Amazonˈæm əˌzɒn, -zən
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Am•a•zonˈæm əˌzɒn, -zən(n.)
a river in N South America, flowing E from the Peruvian Andes through N Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean: the largest river in the world in volume of water carried. 3900 mi. (6280 km) long.
Category: Geography (places)
(in legends of the ancient Greeks) a member of a nation of female warriors.
(often l.c.) a tall, powerful, forceful woman.
Origin of Amazon:
< L Amazōn < Gk Amazṓn, of obscure orig.
a large strong and aggressive woman
(Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively)
Amazon, Amazon River(noun)
a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)
mainly green tropical American parrots
A tall, strong, athletic woman.
Although the evidence for real Amazons is thin, women athletes are often dubbed amazons.
Origin: Spanish, Río Amazonas. It is common belief that the Spanish explorer Francisco de Orellana fought a battle against a tribe of Tapuya savages, in which the women fought alongside the men. He no doubt derived the name from the Amazons in Greek mythology.
one of a fabulous race of female warriors in Scythia; hence, a female warrior
a tall, strong, masculine woman; a virago
a name numerous species of South American parrots of the genus Chrysotis
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amazon - from the Persian , Farsi would translate as : "Hamazan " - the Greek language has an inclination to omit the initial letter , termed as " aphesis", as in "squire " for " esquire " ; thus if the true origin of the term is Persian : Hamazan -"hama" meaning a band , bandit , group ,company ( of warriors ,people , etc. ) and the " zan" in Farsi means " woman " - see Chamber's Etymological Dictionary entry : Zenana - apartments in India which houses women ( from " zan "- woman (Persian) the " hama" is found in conjugated forms in Farsi : hamshire = sister hamrah - fellow-traveller hamrahi = help , co-operation
This root " zan " is also found in the nGuni Bantu Language ( South Africa ) viz. Xhosa and Zulu as in : "Nkosizana " = Princess , Dame , Maiden , which is the conjugate feminine form of nKosi nKosi = chief , king + " zana " ( female , woman )
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