(τὰ Ματιηνὰ ὄρη
, Hdt. 1.189
), the ridge of mountains which forms the back-bone or centre of Matiana, doubtless part of the mountain range of Kurdistáan,
in the neighbourhood of Ván.
Herodotus makes them the watershed from which flowed the Gyndes and the [p. 2.296]
Araxes, which is giving them too extended a range from N. to S. (1.189, 202).