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SCIRTUS (Σκίρτος, Procop. de Aed. 2.7), a river of Mesopotamia, a western tributary of the Chaboras (Chabur). It flowed from 25 sources, and ran past Edessa. (Chron. Edess. in Asseman, Bibl. Or. i. p. 388.) Its name, which signifies the skipping or jumping (from σκιρτάω), is said to have been derived from its rapid course and its frequent overflowings; and its present name of Daisan means the same thing.


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