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IYRCAE

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 102 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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IYRCAE, an ancient nation on the north-east trade route described by Herodotus (iv. 22) beyond the Thyssagetae, some-where about the upper basins of the Tobol and the Irtysh. They were distinguished by their mode of hunting, climbing a tree to survey their game, and then pursuing it with trained horses and dogs. They were almost certainly the ancestors of the modern Magyars, also called Jugra. The reading TvpKar. is an anachronism, arid when Pliny (N.H. vi. 19) and Meta (i. 116) speak of Tyrcae it is also probably due to a false correction. (E. H. M.)
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