Tigris

[the Arrow]. So called from the rapidity of its current. Hiddekel is “The Dekel,” or Diglath, a Semitic corruption of Tigra, Medo-Persic for arrow (Gen. ii. 14.)

“Flumini, a celeritate qua defluit Tigri nomen est; quia Persica lingua, tigrim sagittam appellant.” —Quintus Curtius.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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