- a peninsula.
Origin of chersonese
Related Words for chersonesehead, neck, point, mole, bill, jetty, peninsula, headland, finger, beak, tongue, arm, foreland, naze, ness, cape, chersonese, jutty
Examples from the Web for chersonese
Historical Examples of chersonese
From your other orators I differ in deeming any discussion irrelevant respecting the Chersonese or Byzantium.
A strong squadron of Phoenician galleys was sent against the Chersonese.
Miltiades barely escaped from the Chersonese with the loss of his son and his kingdom.
The Athenians resolved to attempt the recovery of the colony of Miltiades in the Chersonese.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete
This diffused such fear through the inhabitants of Sestus and the other cities of the Chersonese, as induced them to submit.History of Rome, Vol III
- a poetic or rhetorical word for peninsula
- (capital when part of a name)Thracian Chersonese
Word Origin for chersonese
Word Origin and History for chersonese
from Greek khersonesos "peninsula," from khersos "dry land" + nesos "island," which is of uncertain origin; perhaps from *na-sos, literally "that which swims," from PIE root sna- "to swim" (see natatorium).