isthmian

[is-mee-uh n]
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of an isthmus.

Origin of isthmian

1595–1605; < Latin isthmi(us) (< Greek ísthmios of a neck of land, equivalent to isthm(ós) neck + -ios adj. suffix) + -an
Related formstrans·isth·mi·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for isthmian

isthmian

adjective
  1. relating to or situated in an isthmus

Isthmian

adjective
  1. relating to or situated in the Isthmus of Corinth or the Isthmus of Panama
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Word Origin and History for isthmian
adj.

c.1600, from Latin isthmius, from Greek isthmios, from isthmos (see isthmus).

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