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marina

[muh-ree-nuh]
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noun
  1. a boat basin offering dockage and other service for small craft.
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Origin of marina

1795–1805; < Italian, Spanish, noun use of feminine of marino < Latin marīnus marine

Marina

[muh-ree-nuh]
noun
  1. a town in W California.
  2. a female given name.
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marina

noun
  1. an elaborate docking facility for pleasure boats
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Word Origin

C19: via Italian and Spanish from Latin: marine
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Word Origin and History for marina

n.

1805, "a promenade by the sea," from Spanish or Italian marina "shore, coast," from Latin marinus (see marine (adj.)). Meaning "dock or basin with moorings for yachts and small craft" is 1935, American English.

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