Ararat proper n

Heb. < Assyrian Urartu, ancient kingdom north of Assyria; poss. < *IE ar, mountain.

  1. Holy mountain; mountainous district near Armenia and Persia; high peak where Noah's ark landed after the flood (see Genesis 8:4); [fig.] home; temple; permanent haven; long-term sanctuary; final resting place; promised land; restoration of life; spring season of regeneration.