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MESANI´TES SINUS

MESANI´TES SINUS (Μεσανίτης, al. Μαισανίτης κόλπος), a bay at the extreme north of the Arabian coast of the Persian Gulf. (Ptol. 5.19.1. 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. (Arabia, 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).

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