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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Ararat 
  n  :  the  mountain  peak  that  Noah's  ark  landed  on  as  the  waters  of 
  the  great  flood  receded  [syn:  {Ararat},  {Mount  Ararat},  {Mt. 
  Ararat}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Ararat,  NC 
  Zip  code(s):  27007 
  Ararat,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  24053 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ararat 
  sacred  land  or  high  land,  the  name  of  a  country  on  one  of  the 
  mountains  of  which  the  ark  rested  after  the  Flood  subsided  (Gen. 
  8:4).  The  mountains"  mentioned  were  probably  the  Kurdish  range 
  of  South  Armenia.  In  2  Kings  19:37,  Isa.  37:38,  the  word  is 
  rendered  Armenia"  in  the  Authorized  Version,  but  in  the  Revised 
  Version,  "Land  of  Ararat."  In  Jer.  51:27,  the  name  denotes  the 
  central  or  southern  portion  of  Armenia.  It  is  however, 
  generally  applied  to  a  high  and  almost  inaccessible  mountain 
  which  rises  majestically  from  the  plain  of  the  Araxes  It  has 
  two  conical  peaks,  about  7  miles  apart,  the  one  14,300  feet  and 
  the  other  10,300  feet  above  the  level  of  the  plain.  Three 
  thousand  feet  of  the  summit  of  the  higher  of  these  peaks  is 
  covered  with  perpetual  snow.  It  is  called  Kuh-i-nuh,  i.e., 
  "Noah's  mountain",  by  the  Persians.  This  part  of  Armenia  was 
  inhabited  by  a  people  who  spoke  a  language  unlike  any  other  now 
  known  though  it  may  have  been  related  to  the  modern  Georgian. 
  About  B.C.  900  they  borrowed  the  cuneiform  characters  of 
  Nineveh,  and  from  this  time  we  have  inscriptions  of  a  line  of 
  kings  who  at  times  contended  with  Assyria.  At  the  close  of  the 
  seventh  century  B.C.  the  kingdom  of  Ararat  came  to  an  end  and 
  the  country  was  occupied  by  a  people  who  are  ancestors  of  the 
  Armenians  of  the  present  day 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ararat,  the  curse  of  trembling 
 




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