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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Ar·a·rat /ˈærəˌræt/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of
          the great flood receded [syn: Mount Ararat, Mt. Ararat]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    sacred land or high land, the name of a country on one of the
    mountains of which the ark rested after the Flood subsided (Gen.
    8:4). The "mountains" mentioned were probably the Kurdish range
    of South Armenia. In 2 Kings 19:37, Isa. 37:38, the word is
    rendered "Armenia" in the Authorized Version, but in the Revised
    Version, "Land of Ararat." In Jer. 51:27, the name denotes the
    central or southern portion of Armenia. It is, however,
    generally applied to a high and almost inaccessible mountain
    which rises majestically from the plain of the Araxes. It has
    two conical peaks, about 7 miles apart, the one 14,300 feet and
    the other 10,300 feet above the level of the plain. Three
    thousand feet of the summit of the higher of these peaks is
    covered with perpetual snow. It is called Kuh-i-nuh, i.e.,
    "Noah's mountain", by the Persians. This part of Armenia was
    inhabited by a people who spoke a language unlike any other now
    known, though it may have been related to the modern Georgian.
    About B.C. 900 they borrowed the cuneiform characters of
    Nineveh, and from this time we have inscriptions of a line of
    kings who at times contended with Assyria. At the close of the
    seventh century B.C. the kingdom of Ararat came to an end, and
    the country was occupied by a people who are ancestors of the
    Armenians of the present day.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Ararat, the curse of trembling