mare nostrum

[ mah-re -nohs-troom; English mair-ee -nos-truhm, mahr-ey ]
/ ˈmɑ rɛ ˈnoʊs trʊm; English ˈmɛər i ˈnɒs trəm, ˈmɑr eɪ /

noun Latin.

our sea, especially the Mediterranean to the ancient Romans.

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British Dictionary definitions for mare nostrum

mare nostrum
/ Latin (ˈmɑːreɪ ˈnɒstrʊm) /

noun

the Latin name for the Mediterranean

Word Origin for mare nostrum

literally: our sea
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