A city of the Sachalitae on the south coast of Arabia (Ptol. 6.7.11
), in the modern district of Mahrah:
probably the capital of Pliny's Ausaritae (6.28. s. 32), from which apparently a peculiar kind of incense enumerated by him (12.25. s. 16) derived its name. Forster identifies it with Ras-al-Sair.
(Geog. of Arabia,
vol. ii. pp. 177, 178.)
Another town of the same name as the preceding is enumerated among the inland cities of Arabia Felix by Ptolemy (6.7. 30
), and placed by him in long. 71°, lat. 25° 30′, which Forster finds in the modern town of Zarfa,
in the Hedjaz. (Ibid. vol. ii. pp. 127, 130.) [G.W