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If someone has a map showing where the river is, please add it!... - Oracle of Truth

Betis[edit]

Wasn't the river called BAETIS?

During Roman and Visigothic time, the answer is yes. E Asterion u talking to me? 23:34, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Arabic word derivation[edit]

According to the Sakhr Dictionary wādī does not mean "river".

Rather, it means "valley"; "ravine" at best. So a better translation would be "the big ravine". (Unless the sense of "river" is an Andalusi Arabic peculiarity?)

--SouthernEye

As far as I know, the Arabic word وادي Wadi means river or valley[1]. I am aware that الوادي الكبير currently means The Great Canyon--E Asterion u talking to me? 01:57, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
Wad means river. Wadi means valley. It is spelled (transliterated) "al wad al kabir". In our case, it refers to a river and not to a valley. -- Szvest 19:43, 24 August 2006 (UTC) User:FayssalF/Sign
The name is from demotic Maghrebi Arabic, not from classical. I.e., it's from "wad l-kbir", rather than from wadi al-kebir (I'm using the English spelling rather than the French). From my time in Morocco, it seemed to me that the Moroccans didn't distinguish between "river" and "valley" - sometimes there was water in the "wad" and sometimes there wasn't, so two separate words didn't make sense. PiCo (talk) 08:28, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Second longest river in Spain?[edit]

In the German article it says the Guadalquivir is the fifth longest river in Spain (after Tagus, Ebro, Douro and Guadiana). I don't know how you would count rivers that also lie in Portugal, but at least for Ebro, which lies entirely in Spain, you just have to compare the lengths in the English articles (Ebro 910 km vs. Guadalquivir 657 km) to see that something is wrong with the statement "...is the second longest river in Spain". So which rank does the Guadalquivir actually have? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.0.243.196 (talk) 16:42, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Derivation of Cordoba from the Phoenician for 'oil-press'[edit]

The derivation of Cordoba from the Phoenician for 'oil-press' is contradicted by the Wikipedia entry for Cordoba itself: "The first historical mention of a settlement dates, however, to the Carthaginian expansion across the Guadalquivir, when the general Hamilcar Barca renamed it Kartuba, from Kart-Juba, meaning "the City of Juba", the latter being a Numidian commander who had died in a battle nearby." 86.17.131.190 (talk) 11:11, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Vikings?[edit]

Didn't the Vikings try to sail up that river but were thwarted by the Moors? 99.243.73.146 (talk) 05:37, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

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