Aegean

[ ih-jee-uh n ]
/ ɪˈdʒi ən /
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adjective

pertaining to the Aegean Sea or Islands.
pertaining to or denoting the prehistoric civilization that preceded the historic Hellenic period and flourished on the various islands and nearby regions of the Aegean Sea, as at Crete and Argolis.

noun

the. Aegean Sea.

Origin of Aegean

< Latin Aegae(us) (< Greek Aigaîos) + -an

Definition for aegean (2 of 2)

Aegean Sea

noun

an arm of the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Turkey.

Also called the Aegean.
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British Dictionary definitions for aegean (1 of 2)

Aegean

/ (iːˈdʒiːən) /

adjective

of or relating to the Aegean Sea or Islands
of or relating to the Bronze Age civilization of Greece, Asia Minor, and the Aegean Islands

British Dictionary definitions for aegean (2 of 2)

Aegean Sea

noun

an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey

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Culture definitions for aegean

Aegean Sea

[ (i-jee-uhn) ]

An arm of the Mediterranean Sea off southeastern Europe between Greece and Turkey.


Note

This sea was a main trade route for the ancient civilizations of Crete, Greece, Rome, and Persia (now Iran).
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