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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tigris [the Arrow].
 
So called from the rapidity of its current. Hiddekel is “The Dekel,” or Diglath, a Semitic corruption of Tigra, Medo-Persic for arrow. (Gen. ii. 14.)   1
        “Flu’mini, a celerita’te qua defluit Tigri nomen est; quia Persica lingua, tigrim sagittam appellant.”—Quintus Curtius.
 


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