American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- MountElbrus A peak, 5,645.6 m (18,510 ft) high, in the Caucasus Mountains of southwest Russia on the border of Georgia. It is the highest elevation in the range.
- The word is a metathesis of Alborz, which is ultimately derived from Harā Bərəzaitī, a legendary mountain in Iranian mythology. Harā Bərəzaitī reflects Proto-Iranian *Harā Bṛzatī. *Bṛzatī is the feminine form of the adjective *bṛzant (“high”), the reconstructed ancestor of modern Kurdish barez ("high, tall") and modern Persian برز (barz, "high, tall"). Harā may be interpreted as "watch" or "guard", from an Indo-European root *ser (“protect”). In Middle Persian, Harā Bərəzaitī became 𐭧𐭫𐭡𐭥𐭫𐭰 (Harborz), Modern Persian البرز (Alborz), which is cognate with Elbrus. (Wiktionary)
“Following Everest, Parks still faces Denali, the highest mountain in North America, and Elbrus, which is the highest point in the Russian Causasus.”
“Over dinner the night before the summit push, I chatted with a British math teacher who had just scaled Russia's Mt. Elbrus, Europe's highest peak.”
“Together with 7 Summits guide, Scott Woolums, they developed the plan and now Cindy has climbed many mountains including Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Rainier, Elbrus, Peak Lenin and her local training peak, Mt. Baldy, near her home in California.”
“Europe's highest point, Mt. Elbrus (18,841 feet), straddles the northern border with Russia.”
“In mid-August, German mountain troops planted the swastika at the summit of Mount Elbrus, the highest point in the Caucasus and in Europe.”
“At 66 kg, Kelly was not much of a match in a 5-1 loss to Elbrus Tedeyev of Ukraine.”
“Elbrus Tedeyev of Ukraine beat Jamill Kelly in the men's 145-pound (66 kg) class.”
“Standing on the steps of the throne of this, like Elbrus, dsching padischah, or king of spirits, he would gaze around upon a host of cones and needles glittering in the sunlight, while far below lay the Black or wooded mountains, looking for the most part with the same face of precipices upon the remoter steppes as do the White mountains on themselves.”
“The falcon hawk also is constantly circling over the hills and swooping down into the valleys; the eagle may be seen soaring above his eyrie on Elbrus or Kasbek; the rapacious vulture watches from the high overhanging points of rock the lower woods and pastures; the melancholy owl hoots through the night around the hamlets; and by the side of the lowly mountain tarn stands silent and solitary the pelican of the wilderness.”
“Elbrus and Kasbek; and ever since his race, extending itself on all sides, has not ceased to press onward in this pathway to ward the rising of the sun.”
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