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SOLOMATIS (Σολόματις. Arrian Ind. chap. 4), a river named by Arrian as one of time feeders of the Ganges. There has been much difference of opinion as to what modern stream this name represents. Mannert thinks that it is one of the affluents of the Jumna (v. pt. i. p. 69); while Benfey, on the other hand, considers it not unlikely that under the name of Solomatis lurks the Indian Sarasváti or Sarsooti, which, owing to its being lost in the sands, is fabled by the Indians to flow under the earth to the spot where the Ganges and Jumna join, near Allahabad. (Benfey, art. Indien, in Ersch und Gruber, p. 4.)


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