- the. Aegean Sea.
Origin of Aegean
- an arm of the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Turkey.
Examples from the Web for aegean
Most of them live in or around Istanbul or on the Aegean coast in the western part of the country.With New Turkish Liquor Ban, Raki Goes Underground
June 13, 2014
In 410 B.C., some seven decades after their defeat at Salamis, the Persians jumped back into the “great game” of Aegean rivalry.
In a secret conclave he called for naval sorties that would set fire to the dockyards of other port cities around the Aegean.
They caught sight of many islands as they passed through the Aegean.At Aboukir and Acre
George Alfred Henty
Jan. 11—Troops sent to garrison the Italian islands in the Aegean.Current History, A Monthly Magazine
New York Times
Presumably the island of Psyra in the Aegean, now called Psara.
The arrangement is comparable with Santorin in the Aegean Sea.
These once bloomed in the island gardens of the blue Aegean.Burlesques
William Makepeace Thackeray
- 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
- an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey
Word Origin and History for aegean
sea between Greece and Asia Minor, 1570s, traditionally named for Aegeus, father of Theseus, who threw himself to his death in it when he thought his son had perished; but perhaps from Greek aiges "waves," a word of unknown origin.