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adria in the Bible

(Acts 27:27; R.V., "the sea of Adria"), the Adriatic Sea, including in Paul's time the whole of the Mediterranean lying between Crete and Sicily. It is the modern Gulf of Venice, the _Mare Superum_ of the Romans, as distinguished from the _Mare Inferum_ or Tyrrhenian Sea.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • But what devotion he showed towards his children Austria and adria?

    Isabella Orsini Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi
  • Groto, known as the Cieco d' adria, combined the mythological motive with much of the vulgar obscenity of the Latin comedy.

  • My sister Laura, who was married and lived at adria, passed away while yet in the prime of womanhood.

  • They then passed on to Ancona and adria, and as they returned captured a whole Venetian squadron.

    The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson
  • The wind was chasing in from the bosom of adria, and driving the fleeting mists up the little valley.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • adria, that ancient and famous city, which gave its name to the Gulph is now but a pitiful half drowned village.

    Munster Village Mary Hamilton
  • Dalmatia and a narrow strip of the adria complete the circuit, so Austria practically surrounds Montenegro on three sides.

  • To the right, the Lovćen and the Rumija rear their lofty heads, and divide the lake from the adria beyond.

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