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Λυχνῖτις, Λυχνιδία λίμνη, Plb. 5.108), a lake of Illyricum, first mentioned by Scymnus of Chios (429). Philip pushed his conquests over the Illyrian tribes as far as this lake (Diod. 16.8). The lake of Akridha or Okridha, which abounds in fish (comp. Strab. vii. p.327), represents Lychnitis. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. i. p. 328, vol. iii. pp. 280, 328.)


Λυχνῖτις;; comp. Steph. B. sub voce Λυχνιδός), a lake of the Greater Armenia, which Ptolemy (5.13.8) places in long. 78° and lat. 43° 15′. It has been identified with the lake Gókdje Deniz, or Sevanga to the NW. of Erivan, the true position of which is lat. 40° 37′. The river Zengue, which flows out of the lake and communicates with the Araxes, is not mentioned by Ptolemy. (Dubois de Montpereux, Voyage Autour du Caucase, Atlas, pt. i. pl. vii. vol. iii. pp. 299--311; St. Martin, Mém. sur l'Armenie, vol. i. p. 61; Journ. Geog. Soc. vol. iii. pp. 40--43 ; Ritter, Erdkunde, vol. ix. p. 786.) [E.B.J]

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