a conical peak in the centre of Ceylon 7420 ft. high, with a foot-like depression 5 ft. long and 2½ broad atop, ascribed to Adam by the Mohammedans, and to Buddha by the Buddhists; it was here, the Arabs say, that Adam alighted on his expulsion from Eden and stood doing penance on one foot till God forgave him.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Adam's Peak —   [englisch ædəmz piːk], von See aus bei klarem Wetter weithin sichtbarer Berg auf Ceylon, 2 243 m über dem Meeresspiegel, aus Gneis bestehend. Der Berg ist ein Wallfahrtsziel für Hindus, Muslime und Buddhisten, die eine Hohlform im Gestein am… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Adam's Peak — Infobox Mountain Photo = Sri Pada.jpg Name = Sri Pada Caption = The view of Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak) from a distance Elevation = convert|2243|m|ft|0 Location = Sabaragamuwa (Sri Lanka) Range = Samanala Coordinates =… …   Wikipedia

  • Adam's Peak — f1 Sri Pada / Adams Peak Höhe 2.243 m Lage Distrikt Ratnapura, Sri Lanka Geographische Lage …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Adam's Peak — Mountain, south central Sri Lanka. Standing 7,360 ft (2,243 m) high, it is sacred and a place of pilgrimage to Buddhists, Muslims, and Hindus. On its summit, it has a large hollow, 5 ft (1.5 m) long, that is venerated as the footprint of Buddha,… …   Universalium

  • Adam's Peak — noun a mountain peak in south central Sri Lanka (7,360 feet high) • Syn: ↑Samanala • Instance Hypernyms: ↑mountain peak • Part Holonyms: ↑Sri Lanka, ↑Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, ↑Ceylon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adam's Peak — or Sinhalese Samanala geographical name mountain 7360 feet (2243 meters) S central Sri Lanka …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Adam's Peak — ingl. Sri Pada …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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  • Peak Wilderness sanctuary (Sri Lanka) — Peak Wilderness sanctuary is the third largest by area natural reserve of the 50 that are in Sri Lanka.Peak Wilderness sanctuary is a tropical rain forest that spreads over a land of 224 square kilometers around the Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak)… …   Wikipedia

  • Adam — may refer to: * Adam (name), a common given name and surname (list of people in that article)Adam, as a word or as an abbreviation, may also refer to:* Adam (Bible), the first man according to the Abrahamic religious tradition * Adam Kadmon, the… …   Wikipedia

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