Euphrates (Ufrâtu): name of a large river in Turkey, Syria and Iraq. The land between this river and the Tigris was known as Birît Nârim, "between the rivers" (Greek: Mesopotamia), the country west of it as 'Abar nãhâra, "beyond the river" (Greek: Syria). The magnificent city of Babylon was situated on the banks of the Euphrates.
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