"One of the three sons of Gomer (Gen. 10:3), and founder of one" of the tribes of the Japhetic race. They are mentioned in "connection with Minni and Ararat, and hence their original seat" "must have been in Armenia (Jer. 51:27), probably near the Black" "Sea, which, from their founder, was first called Axenus, and" afterwards the Euxine.

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Definition of Ashkenaz:
"a fire that spreads"