Definitions for hyrcaniahərˈkeɪ ni ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Hyr•ca•ni•ahərˈkeɪ ni ə(n.)
a province of the ancient Persian empire, SE of the Caspian Sea.
Category: Ancient History, Geography (places)
Hyrcania or Verkâna was the name of a satrapy located in the territories of the present day Gilan, Mazandaran and Golestan provinces of Iran and part of Turkmenistan, lands south of the Caspian Sea. To the Greeks, the Caspian Sea was the "Hyrcanian Sea".
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an ancient province of Persia, on the E. and SE. of the Caspian Sea, celebrated for the savage animals that inhabited its forests, as well as the savagery of its inhabitants.
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