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Type Mountain
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈkɔː.kə.səs/  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsCaucasia

Meaning & History

From Greek Καύκασος (Kaúkasos), which is of uncertain origin; it may be derived from Scythian *xrohukäsi meaning "ice-shining" or "white snow". Alternatively, it may be from Greek κήξ (kḗx) meaning "sea swallow (a kind of bird)" and κάσος (kásos) possibly meaning "mountain" or "rock". This is the name of a mountain range in Eurasia.
Added 6/3/2016 by HL
Edited 2/19/2020 by Mike C and HL