Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?


adria in the Bible

(Acts 27:27; R.V., "the sea of Adria"), the Adriatic Sea, including in Paul's time the whole of the Mediterranean lying between Crete and Sicily. It is the modern Gulf of Venice, the _Mare Superum_ of the Romans, as distinguished from the _Mare Inferum_ or Tyrrhenian Sea.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for adria


town and episcopal see in the Veneto regione of northern Italy, on the Bianco Canal just east of Rovigo. Founded by the Etruscans or the Veneti of northeastern Italy, it later became a Roman town and was a flourishing port on the Adriatic Sea (to which it gave its name) until the silting up of the Po and Adige deltas caused the sea (now 13.5 miles [22 km] east) to recede from the town. It has a fine museum of antiques and an 18th-century cathedral. It is now an agricultural and commercial centre of the Polesine (delta district), with diversified manufactures. Pop. (2006 est.) mun., 20,538.

Learn more about Adria with a free trial on
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for adria

Scrabble Words With Friends