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CANTABRAS a river of India (in the Panjab), mentioned by Pliny as one of the chief tributaries of the Indus, carrying with it the waters of three other tributaries. (Plin. Nat. 6.20. s. 23.) Some assume that it must be the HYDRAOTES because the latter is not otherwise mentioned by Pliny; but the name [p. 1.502]leaves little doubt that Pliny had heard of the ACESINES by its Indian name Chandrabagha, and out of this he made another river. The same remark applies to the SANDABAL of Ptolemy (7.1. § § 26, 27, 42).


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.20
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