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(Ναγαδίβα; Nagadíba).

[German version]

[1] Coastal city on Taprobane

Coastal city on Taprobane (modern Sri Lanka); Ptol. 7,4,7. It seems obvious to identify it with the Middle Indian Nāgadīpa ‘Island of serpents’, but no city with this name is known.


D.P.M. Weerakkody, Taprobanê, 1997, 85ff.

[German version]

[2] Island near Taprobane

One of the numerous islands near Taprobane, Ptol. 7,4,13.

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Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki), “Nagadiba”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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