chersonese

[ kur-suh-neez, -nees ]
/ ˈkɜr səˌniz, -ˌnis /

noun

a peninsula.

Origin of chersonese

1595–1605; < Latin chersonēsus < Greek chersónēsos, equivalent to chérso(s) dry + nḗsos island
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chersonese

/ (ˈkɜːsəˌniːs) /

noun

  1. a poetic or rhetorical word for peninsula
  2. (capital when part of a name)Thracian Chersonese

Word Origin for chersonese

C17: from Latin, from Greek khersonēsos, from khersos dry (land) + nēsos island
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