¶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 Tigl•th,* 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.)