Type Island & River
Usage Ancient Greek
Scripts Ἴστρος(Ancient Greek)
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Ancient Greek name for the Greek island of Gyali as well as for the lower section of the DANUBE river. In the case of the latter, the name is a loanword from either Dacian or Thracian. It is said to mean "strong, swift", making it similar or even related to Sanskrit इषिरस् (isiras) meaning "fast, swift".