Type Region & Mountain
Pronounced Pron. [ˈkɔːkəsəs] (US English)
Other Forms FormsCaucasia, Kavkaz (Russian), Kovkas (Armenian), Kavkasia (Georgian), Qafqaz (Azerbaijani), Kafkaslar (Turkish)
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 6/3/2016
English form of the Greek Καύκασος (Kaúkasos) of unknown meaning, perhaps derived from Scythian *χrohu-käsi meaning "ice-shining" or "white with snow", of Greek origin meaning "seagull's mountain", or from a compound word meaning "high mountain". The Caucasus is a region and mountain range situated in Eurasia, encompassing the modern nations of Russia, Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan.