Origin of Mediterranean
Examples from the Web for mediterranean
The city served as a crossroads for African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cultures.Egypt Ain’t The Only Pyramid Show In Town
December 11, 2014
“We cannot allow the Mediterranean to become a vast cemetery,” he said.Pope’s Blistering Attack on ‘Haggard’ Europe
November 26, 2014
Europe no longer wants to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean.
Without a dedicated and proactive rescue force, campaigners fear, the death toll in the Mediterranean will skyrocket.
Libyans are by and large charming, charismatic, humorous people with a Mediterranean joie de vivre.It’s Not the USA that Made Libya the Disaster it is Today
August 3, 2014
If he was badly off, so, too, were many other boys and girls in that Mediterranean island.The Boy Life of Napoleon
This was blockading the Atlantic against their enemies, and the Mediterranean against their own ships.
I now inquired for the Brandywine, but found she had sailed for the Mediterranean.
The affairs of the Mediterranean wore at this time a gloomy aspect.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
Long cables had been submerged in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.Heroes of the Telegraph
- short for the Mediterranean Sea
- a native or inhabitant of a Mediterranean country
- of, relating to, situated or dwelling on or near the Mediterranean Sea
- denoting a postulated subdivision of the Caucasoid race, characterized by slender build and dark complexion
- meteorol (of a climate) characterized by hot summers and relatively warm winters when most of the annual rainfall occurs
- (often not capital) obsolete situated in the middle of a landmass; inland
Word Origin and History for mediterranean
"the sea between southern Europe and northern Africa," c.1400, from Late Latin Mediterraneum mare "Mediterranean Sea" (7c.), from Latin mediterraneus "midland;" the original sense being of "sea in the middle of the earth," from medius "middle" (see medial (adj.)) + terra "land, earth" (see terrain). The Old English name was Wendel-sæ, so called for the Vandals, Germanic tribe that settled on the southwest coast of it after the fall of Rome. The noun meaning "a person of Mediterranean race" is from 1888.