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isthmian

[ is-mee-uhn ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to an isthmus.
  2. (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Isthmus of Corinth or the Isthmus of Panama.


noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of an isthmus.

isthmian

1

/ ˈɪsθmɪən /

adjective

  1. relating to or situated in an isthmus


Isthmian

2

/ ˈɪsθmɪən /

adjective

  1. relating to or situated in the Isthmus of Corinth or the Isthmus of Panama

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Other Words From

  • trans·isthmi·an adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of isthmian1

1595–1605; < Latin isthmi ( us ) (< Greek ísthmios of a neck of land, equivalent to isthm ( ós ) neck + -ios adj. suffix) + -an

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Example Sentences

These steps are the 12 huge locks in which will center the operating features of the Isthmian waterway.

Then he bought out the Isthmian Railway for twenty-five and a half million dollars.

America badly wanted an isthmian crossing which would bring her western ports closer to those on the east, and vice versa.

The harbor being good, though open to some winds, it is naturally indicated as a point where Isthmian transit may begin or end.

And lastly, the Isthmian; celebrated upon the isthmus of Corinth, from four years to four years, in honour of Neptune.

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