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Cynos was an Arabian tribe mentioned by Pliny[1].


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Mention by Pliny

Pliny[2] mentions Arabia....We then (after the island of Tylos = Bahrain‎‎) come to the island of Asclie, and the nations of the Nocheti, the Zurazi, the Borgodi, the Catharrei, the Nomades, and then the river Cynos20.

20 Hardouin takes this to be that which by the Arabians is called by the name of Falg.

Mention by Pliny

Pliny[3] mentions Arabia.... Passing the river Cynos25, there is a mountain, Juba says, that bears marks of the action of fire; also, the nation of the Epimaranitæ, then a nation of Ichthyophagi, and then a desert island, and the nation of the Bathymi.

25 He calls it Canis, evidently thinking that "Cynos" was its Greek appellation only: as meaning the "Dogs'" river.


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