Caspian

[kas-pee-uh n]
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adjective

of or relating to the Caspian Sea.

noun


Origin of Caspian

First recorded in 1580–90
Related formstrans-Cas·pi·an, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of caspian

  • When they returned, many came to this small building with arched windows only a few blocks from the grimy Caspian beach.

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    The Caucasus Connection

    Anna Nemtsova

    April 22, 2013

Historical Examples of caspian



Word Origin and History for caspian

Caspian

inland sea of central Asia, 1580s, from Latin Caspius, from Greek Kaspios, named for native people who lived on its shores (but who were said to be originally from the Caucasus), Latin Caspii, from a native self-designation, perhaps literally "white."

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