Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

¶Of Tigris the Riuer. Ca. 6.

TIgris is a riuer of Mes〈…〉, and commeth out of Paradise, and passeth foorth against Assyries, as Isid saith, and passeth into the Red sea after many tur∣nings and windings, & hath this name Tigris, for strong reese and swiftnesse, as that beast that is called Tigris, that runneth with great swiftnesse. And Io∣sephus sayth, that Tigris ariseth in Ar∣menia, of the same Well, of the which Euphrates ariseth, & is called Tiglth,* that is to vnderstand, sharp or straight, for he runneth straightly and sharply, as it were an arrow. Therefore in ye lan∣guage of Persia, Tigris, and swift, & an arrowe are all one.

(*This mightie Riuer runneth to∣ward ye East side of Assyria. Gen. 2. ca.)