Definition of Rhages in English:

Rhages

noun

  • Attributive Designating an ancient type of pottery characterized especially by polychrome or lustre decoration, made in the Iranian city of Rhages (now Ray) from the 11th to the 13th centuries.

Origin

Early 20th century. From Rhages (post-classical Latin Rages (Vulgate: Tobit), Hellenistic Greek Ραγη (Septuagint: Tobit)), former name of the Iranian city of Ray (Persian Ray, also (more fully) Šahr-e Ray; in Old Persian as Ragā, denoting a country, apparently consisting of the city and its surrounding area), now a part of greater Tehran.

Pronunciation

Rhages

/ˈrɑːdʒiːz/