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The uta-awase, in its later developments, may not unjustly be compared to the Occidental game of bouts-rimis.
Such work has very close affinities with Occidental conceptions.
Though Matthias's policy was so predominantly occidental that he soon abandoned his youthful idea of driving the Turks out of Europe, he at least succeeded in making them respect Hungarian territory.
Occidental geographers, however, have followed the Greek use, and so to-day we call the river of Babylon or Nahr Sura the Euphrates and the older westerly channel the Hindieh canal.