Maeander


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Maeander

(mēăn`dər), ancient name of the Büyük Menderes River, c.250 mi (400 km) long, W Turkey. It rises in three branches W of Afyonkarahisar and flows generally W into the Aegean Sea. Its valley is extremely fertile. Its winding and wandering course gave rise to the word meander.

Maeander

 

(Maíandros), ancient name for the Büyük Menderes River in Turkey, noted for its many bends. The river’s name has become a common designation for the winding course of a river (meandering).

labyrinth fret, key pattern, meander

labyrinth fret
A fret with many involved turnings.
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Bean, Turkey beyond the Maeander (London: Benn, 1971), p.
London: 1846; A Visit to the Indian Archipelago in HM Ship Maeander together with Portions of the Private Journal of Sir James Brooke KCB, 2 vols.
A strict interpretation of form-lines involving Flawly, Maeander and Sadler's Flag gives an