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.
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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).

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labyrinth fret, key pattern, meander

labyrinth fret
A fret with many involved turnings.
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