A river of southwest Asia rising in eastern Turkey and flowing about 1,850 km (1,150 mi) southeast through Iraq to the Euphrates River. It was a major transportation route in ancient times.
(place) River flowing from EC Turkey through Iraq, joining the Euphrates to form the Shatt-al-Arab: 1,150 mi (1,851 km)
A river in Southwest Asia flowing 1,150 miles east-southeast from the Armenian Highland in Turkey through Iraq. It forms the eastern edge of classical Mesopotamia. It unites with the Euphrates River to form the Shatt al-Arab before flowing into the Persian Gulf.
Origin of tigris
From LatinTigris, from Ancient Greek Î¤Î¯Î³ÏÎ¹Ï‚ (Tigris), an alternative form of Î¤Î¯Î³ÏÎ·Ï‚ (TigrÄ“s).
Tigris Sentence Examples
The course of the Tigris is much shorter than that of the Euphrates, about 1150 m.
At Bagdad the Tigris and Euphrates are less than 35 m.
Near the source of the Tigris, at Arghana-Ma'den, are copper mines.
From Bagdad downward, the course of the Tigris is peculiarly serpentine and shifting.
Along the Tigris the city spreads out into suburbs, the most important of which is Kazemain, on the western side of the river northward, opposite which on the eastern side lies Muazzam.