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Aegean

[ ih-jee-uhn ]
/ ɪˈdʒi ən /
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adjective

pertaining to the Aegean Sea or Aegean 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. Aegean Sea.

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Origin of Aegean

First recorded in 1510–20; from Latin Aegae(us) or directly from Greek Aigaîos + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Aegean

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
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