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NAXUA´NA (Ναχουάνα, Ptol. 5.13.12), a city on the N. bank of the river Araxes, now Nachdgĕvân, a city of some importance in Armenian history, [p. 2.407]and connected, by tradition, with the first habitation of Noah, and the descent of the patriarch from the ark. (Comp. Joseph. Antig. 1.35; St. Martin, Mém. sur l'Armenie, vol. i. p. 131; Ritter, Erdkunde, vol. x. p. 363; Chesney, Exped. Euphrat. vol. i. p. 145.)


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