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  • proper n. The name of Rioni river in classical sources.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Φᾶσις (Phasis).

Examples

  • Next to these frontiers come the famous cantons of the Camaritæ, and the Phasis, which with its roaring streams reaches the Colchi, a race descended from the Egyptians; among whom, besides other cities, is one called Phasis from the name of the river; and Dioscurias, [127] still famous, which is said to have been founded by the Spartans Amphitus and

    The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus During the Reigns of the Emperors Constantius, Julian, Jovianus, Valentinian, and Valens

  • Italy; the Teverone, which comes from the Apennines; the Phasis, which issues from Mount Caucasus, and falls into the Black Sea; and numberless others.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • And here at the Cytaean mainland and from the Amarantine mountains far away and the Circaean plain eddying Phasis rolls his broad stream to the sea.

    The Argonautica

  • And at night, by the skill of Argus, they reached broad-flowing Phasis, and the utmost bourne of the sea.

    The Argonautica

  • For already on the river Phasis the son of Aeson moors his ship, he and his comrades in quest of the fleece.

    The Argonautica

  • Phasis, and they twain flow on together in one and pour their waters into the Caucasian Sea.

    The Argonautica

  • All the meadows trembled at her step; and the nymphs that haunt the marsh and the river shrieked, all who dance round that mead of Amarantian Phasis.

    The Argonautica

  • “We have reached the Colchian land and the stream of Phasis; and it is time for us to take counsel whether we shall make trial of Aeetes with soft words, or an attempt of another kind shall be fitting.”

    The Argonautica

  • Poti was built near the site of the ancient Greek colony of Phasis, and locals say it is the place where Jason and the Argonauts landed in their search for the Golden Fleece.

    Russia Set to Leave

  • The river which borders Ethiopia, and which can be no other than the Nile, commences its course at the distance of more than a thousand leagues from the sources of the Tigris and Euphrates; and, if the Pison means the Phasis, it is not a little surprising that the source of a Scythian river and that of an African one should be situated on the same spot.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

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