RHIPHAEI

RHIPHAEI
montes Septentrionales in Scythia, ut vulgo creditur, quos ἀπὸ τῆς ῥιφῆς, h. e. a flatuum vi sic dictos quidam putant. Ubi nunc Petzora provinc. Moscoviae Borealis. Dicunturque monts Stolp, versus Obdoram et Obium fluv. in limite Asiae ac Tartariae desertae, P. du Val. Brietius. Vide Riphaei.

Hofmann J. Lexicon universale. 1698.

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  • ORICHALCUM — apuc Horat. de Arte, v. 202. Virg. Aen. l. 12. v. 87. et Stat. Theb. l. 10. Graecis ὀρείχαλκος. i. e. montanum aes, verum nomen huius metalli est, quod Romanorum vetusl issimi, Plautum in Curcul. Actu 1. sc. 3. v. 46. et Pseudolo, Actu 2. sc. 3.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • RIPHAEI — montes. Ρ῾ιπὴ Graecis impetus est, unde dicti Riphaei vel Rhipaei montes Scythiae a ventis inde cum impetu flantibus. Dalechampius in notis ad Plinium, l. 5. c. 27. ubi fit mentio horum montium: Fallitur (inquit) Plinius, nulli enim exsistunt… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • riphaea —   A Riphaean, that is an inhabitant of the Rhiphaei (or Riphaei) montes, classical name for the area around the source of the Don River in southeast Russia …   Etymological dictionary of grasses

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