Origin of Mediterranean
Examples from the Web for mediterranean
The city served as a crossroads for African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cultures.
“We cannot allow the Mediterranean to become a vast cemetery,” he said.
Europe no longer wants to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean.
Without a dedicated and proactive rescue force, campaigners fear, the death toll in the Mediterranean will skyrocket.
Libyans are by and large charming, charismatic, humorous people with a Mediterranean joie de vivre.It’s Not the USA that Made Libya the Disaster it is Today|Ann Marlowe|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eastward therefore the adventurer, the trader, and the pilgrim turned, and found in the Mediterranean their natural pathway.Europe in the Sixteenth Century 1494-1598, Fifth Edition|A. H. (Arthur Henry) Johnson
The Mediterranean is like a capricious woman; the North Sea is like a violent and capricious man.A Dream of the North Sea|James Runciman
In the Mediterranean also there were a number of patrol gunboats and minesweepers similar to the fighting sloops.Submarine Warfare of To-day|Charles W. Domville-Fife
A second list gives us the line of march along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.Patriarchal Palestine|Archibald Henry Sayce
Until they learned to navigate they swept the eastern and southern coasts of the Mediterranean.Peter the Hermit|Daniel A. Goodsell
British Dictionary definitions for mediterranean
Word Origin for Mediterranean
Word Origin and History for mediterranean
"the sea between southern Europe and northern Africa," c.1400, from Late Latin Mediterraneum mare "Mediterranean Sea" (7c.), from Latin mediterraneus "midland;" the original sense being of "sea in the middle of the earth," from medius "middle" (see medial (adj.)) + terra "land, earth" (see terrain). The Old English name was Wendel-sæ, so called for the Vandals, Germanic tribe that settled on the southwest coast of it after the fall of Rome. The noun meaning "a person of Mediterranean race" is from 1888.