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Place Name JORDAN
TYPE: River & Country
OTHER SCRIPTS: יַרְדֵן (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: JAWR-dən (English)   [details]
Meaning & History
River which flows between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river's name in Hebrew is יַרְדֵן (Yarden), and it is derived from יָרַד (yarad) meaning "descend" or "flow down". The river has lent its name to the country to the east.
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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Iordanes (Biblical Greek), Yarden (Biblical Hebrew), Iordanes (Biblical Latin)