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Eth. HIPPA´SII (Eth. Ἱππάσιοι, Strab. xv. p.698), an Indian tribe who occupied the district between the Cophes and the Indus along the southern spurs of the Paropamisus. There seems good reason for supposing that they are one and the same tribe as the. Aspasii or Aspii mentioned by Arrian (Arr. Anab. 4.23-25). The name is derived from the Sanscrit Aspa or Aswa, “a horse,” and is probably intended as a Greek translation of it. Lassen has conjectured that they are the same as the Aswasilas of ancient Hindoo geography. The name is variously written Pasii and Hypasii. (Wilson, Ariana, p. 187; Groskurd's Strabo, vol. iii. p. 119.)


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    • Arrian, Anabasis, 4.23
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