Definition of Colchis
1. Noun. (Greek mythology) a region on the Black Sea to the south of the Caucasus that was the site of an ancient country where (according to Greek mythology) Jason sought the Golden Fleece.
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Definition of Colchis
1. Proper noun. Ancient region and Georgian kingdom south of Caucasus mountains and west of Iberia on the east shore of the Black Sea, in what is now western Georgia. ¹
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Literary usage of Colchis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1881)
"In a course of one hundred miles, forty of which are navigable for large vessels, the Phasis divides the celebrated region of colchis,66 or Mingrelia,67 ..."
2. Tanglewood Tales for Girls and Boys: Being a Second Wonder-book by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1898)
"Why, if you will believe me, they were the sons of that very Phrixus, who, in his childhood, had been carried to colchis on the back of the golden-fleeced ..."
3. Researches of the Rev. E. Smith and Rev. H.G.O. Dwight in Armenia: Including by Eli Smith, Harrison Gray Otis Dwight (1833)
"... of the Koor to the Russians— View of colchis—Jews in colchis and Georgia—Present state of colchis —Independence of the inhabitants of the Caucasus—Their ..."
4. Missionary Researches in Armenia: Including a Journey Through Asia Minor by Eli Smith, Harrison Gray Otis Dwight (1834)
"... subjection of the valley of the Koor to the Russians—View of colchis—Jem in colchis and Georgia—Present state of colchis—Independence of the inhabitants ..."
5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"... across the Black Sea, and made a most adventurous journey by Catta, and through colchis, Iberia, ' and Armenia to Ispahan, which he reached in 1073. ..."
6. Elements of Geography, Ancient and Modern: With an Atlas by Joseph Emerson Worcester (1828)
"colchis, IBERIA, AND ALBANIA. These countries were situated between the ... colchis is famous for the fable of the Golden Fleece, and the expedition of ..."
7. Elements of Geography, Ancient and Modern: With an Atlas by Joseph Emerson Worcester (1822)
"Paphos and Salamis were the chief towns. colchis, IBERIA, AND ALBANIA. These countries were situated between the Euxine and Capian seas. ..."