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BONCHNAE (Βόγχναι, Steph. B. sub voce a tribe of Mesopotamia, adjoining the Carrheni, according to Stephanus, who cites as his authority Quadratus, between the rivers Euphrates and Cyrus. As there is no river of the name of Cyrus in this neighbourhood, Bochart in Geogr. Sacr. has suggested for Cyrus, Carrha, inferring the existence of a stream of that name from Stephanus's description of the town of Carrhae. (Κάρραι πόλις Μεσοποταμίας, ἀπὸ Καρρπᾶ ποταμοῦ Συρίας.)


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