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[ak-er-ney-nee-uh, -neyn-yuh]
  1. a coastal region of the W central part of ancient Greece: now part of the province of Aetolia and Acarnania in modern Greece.
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Modern Greek Akarnanía.
Related formsAc·ar·na·ni·an, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for acarnania

Historical Examples

  • The name of Troy has been heard, perchance, even in Acarnania?


    Gilbert Murray

  • However, the hope of recovering Acarnania principally moved them.

  • The regency confided to M. Lepidus, 201, who hands over the administration to Aristomenes of Acarnania.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

  • Acarnania marks the line of country, which formed the ordinary route from Thessaly to Peloponnesus.

  • While affairs at Ambracia were in this state, the Ætolians had returned from ravaging Acarnania, to Stratus.