, al. Μαισανίτης κόλπος
), a bay at the extreme north of the Arabian coast of the Persian Gulf.
. 6.7.19.) Forster finds the modern representative of the ancient name in the Phrat Misan
of D'Arnville, at the mouth of the Euphrates, or the Shat-al-Arab.
vol. ii. p. 55.) “The coincidence of names,” he says, “is important, as placing it in our power to point out two towns which Ptolemy disposes close to this bay; viz. Idicara (Ἰδικάρα
) in El-Kader,
a town at the mouth of the old bed of the Euphrates, and Jucara (Ἰουκάρα
), in Dsjähhre,
an ancient town, now in ruins, 20 miles south of El-Kader,
now Core Boobian
” (p. 214).