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TypeRiver & Country
ScriptsЈордан Serbian יַרְדֵן Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.JAWR-dən English

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 (in German, Swedish, Finnish and Polish this is only the name of the river, with the name of the country taking a different form).
VariantsJordanien German Jordanien Swedish Jordania Finnish Jordania Polish
Other Languages & CulturesUrdann Arabic Iordanes Biblical Greek Yarden Biblical Hebrew Iordanes Biblical Latin Jordaan, Jordanië Dutch Jordanie, Jourdain French Yarden Hebrew Giordania, Giordano Italian Iordan, Iordaniya Russian
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute