Definition for Azof

Azof, proper n. [Turkish azak, low < Mongolian 'moist place'; variant of Asov, Azoz, Asof.]

Inland sea; body of water northeast of the Black Sea near the Ukraine and Russia; site of Peter the Great's 1696 victory over the Turks in Eurasia; [metonymy] waves; breakers; the oceans; the deep; water currents of the earth; [historical] pen name of a Civil War correspondent for the 59th regiment of Massachusetts.

Return to page 66 of the letter “A”.