Aegean

Aegean

[ih-jee-uhn]
adjective
1.
pertaining to the Aegean Sea or Islands.
2.
pertaining to or denoting the prehistoric civilization that preceded the historic Hellenic period and flourished on the various islands and nearby regions of the Aegean Sea, as at Crete and Argolis.
noun

Origin:
< Latin Aegae(us) (< Greek Aigaîos) + -an

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Aegean (iːˈdʒiːən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the Aegean Sea or Islands
2.  of or relating to the Bronze Age civilization of Greece, Asia Minor, and the Aegean Islands

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Aegean
sea between Greece and Asia Minor, 1570s, traditionally named for Aegeus, father of Theseus, who threw himself to his death in it when he thought his son had perished; but perhaps from Gk. aiges "waves," a word of unknown origin.
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