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PRASO´DES SINUS (Πρασώδης κόλπος, Ptol. 7.4.4), a gulf which Ptolemy places on the SW. side of the island of Taprobane or Ceylon. No such gulf can now be traced upon the outline of this island; and there would seem to be some confusion between the gulf and a sea to which the geographer gives the same name of Πρασώδης, and which he makes extend along the parallel between the island of Menuthias (Zanzibar?) and the Gulf of Siam (7.2.1).


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