PY´RETUS (Πυρετός), called by the Scythians Πόρατα, described by Herodotus (4.48) as a large river of Scythia, flowing in an easterly direction and falling into the Danube.
The modern Pruth.
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, illustrated by numerous engravings on wood. William Smith, LLD. London. Walton and Maberly, Upper Gower Street and Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row; John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1854.