Origin of chersonese
Examples from the Web for chersonese
From your other orators I differ in deeming any discussion irrelevant respecting the Chersonese or Byzantium.
Thither sixteen vessels had already preceded him in the same summer, and had overrun part of the Chersonese.The History of the Peloponnesian War|Thucydides
“Over there, Corporal;” and he pointed to a force of men returning along the Chersonese heights.A Gallant Grenadier|F.S. Brereton
Miltiades barely escaped from the Chersonese with the loss of his son and his kingdom.
A strong squadron of Phoenician galleys was sent against the Chersonese.
British Dictionary definitions for chersonese
- 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).