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CATARZE´NE (Καταρζηνή, Ptol. 5.13.9), a district of Armenia, lying near the mountains of the Moschi, by the Avanes. The name Cotacene occurs as a gloss upon Ptolemy, and St. Martin (Mém. sur l'Armenie, vol i. p. 108) identifies it with the Armenian name Godaïkh, one of the 16 districts of the province of Ararat. The capital of this district was Edschmiadzin, well known in the ecclesiastical history of Armenia. (St. Martin, l.c.; comp. Ritter, Erdkunde, vol. x. p. 514.)


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