See under Thrace(def 2).
Meanings Behind The Names Of 6 Middle Eastern NationsThe name Syria is derived from the ancient Mesopotamian kingdom of Assyria that occupied the region between 721–633 BCE.
Definition for eastern thrace (2 of 2)
[ threys ]
/ θreɪs /
an ancient region of varying extent in the E part of the Balkan Peninsula: later a Roman province; now in Bulgaria, Turkey, and Greece.
a modern region corresponding to the S part of the Roman province: now divided between Greece (Western Thrace) and Turkey (Eastern Thrace).
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for eastern thrace
/ (θreɪs) /
an ancient country in the E Balkan Peninsula: successively under the Persians, Macedonians, and Romans
a region of SE Europe, corresponding to the S part of the ancient country: divided by the Maritsa River into Western Thrace (Greece) and Eastern Thrace (Turkey)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012