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

  • An ancient region on the Black Sea south of the Caucasus Mountains. It was the site of Jason's legendary quest for the Golden Fleece.

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  • proper n. Ancient region and Georgian kingdom south of Caucasus mountains and west of Iberia on the east shore of the Black Sea, in what is now western Georgia.

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  • n. (Greek mythology) a region on the Black Sea to the south of the Caucasus that was the site of an ancient country where (according to Greek mythology) Jason sought the Golden Fleece

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Κολχίς (Kolkhis). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This was the fleece of the ram that carried Phryxus along the Hellespont to Colchis, which is mentioned again in the next Book.] [Footnote 76: _Before unmoved.

    The Metamorphoses of Ovid Vol. I, Books I-VII

  • These Georgians, from Stalin, on down, have a reputation for trickiness, from the time of Colchis onward.

    A Coast Guard that guards everyone else’s coast « Antiwar.com Blog

  • Going back to antiquity a third continent has also been involved, Africa; the Greek historian Herodotus claimed that the Black Sea city of Colchis, now in modern Georgia, was founded by Egyptians and in Virgil's if not Homer's account of the siege of Troy Memnon, king of Abyssinia (Ethiopia), is slain by Achilles fighting in defense of Troy.

    Black Sea: Pentagon's Gateway to Three Continents and the Middle East

  • There are two refugia of Tertiary flora in the region: the Colchis in the catchment basin of the Black Sea, and the Hyrcanian in the extreme southeastern end of the Caucasus on the Caspian Sea coast.

    Biological diversity in the Caucasus

  • GeorgiaThe region of present-day Georgia contained the ancient kingdoms of Colchis and Kartli-Iberia.

    Background

  • Background: The region of present-day Georgia contained the ancient kingdoms of Colchis and Kartli-Iberia.

    Georgia

  • Circe to the western land and we came to the shore of the Tyrrhenian mainland, where even now she abides, exceeding far from Colchis.

    The Argonautica

  • Colchis, while the fourth book describes the return voyage.

    The Argonautica

  • The Colchis treasures excavated from Vani are being exhibited.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The story is based on a Penn's original retelling of the classic Greek tale about the Argonauts, a band of heroic sailors that accompanied Jason to Colchis before the Trojan War.

    Screenwriter Zak Penn Reviving The Argonauts for Fox « FirstShowing.net

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