from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • MountArarat A massif of extreme eastern Turkey near the Iranian border rising to about 5,168 m (16,945 ft). It is the traditional resting place of Noah's ark.

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  • proper n. Mount Ararat, the tallest peak of Turkey, and of the entire Armenian Highland. In Armenian antiquity known as Masis, it became associated with the Biblical "Mountains of Ararat" (Genesis 8:4) at some point during the Middle Ages.
  • proper n. One of the ten provinces of the Republic of Armenia.
  • proper n. A town in the said province.
  • proper n. A male given name.

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  • n. the mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of the great flood receded


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  • Various opinions have been put forth as to the spot where the ark rested, as described in (Genesis 8: 4) (but it is probable that it rested on some of the lower portions of the range than on the lofty peak to which exclusively) Europeans have given the name Ararat, the mountain which is called Massis by the Armenians, Agri-Dagh, i.e. Steep Mountain, by the Turks, and Kuh-i-Nuh, i.e. Noah's Mountain, by the Persians.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

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