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Caspian

[kas-pee-uh n] /ˈkæs pi ən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the Caspian Sea.
noun
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90
Related forms
trans-Caspian, adjective
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Examples for Caspian
  • He fights for prince Caspian and later travels with him to the end of the world.
Word Origin and History for Caspian

inland sea of central Asia, 1580s, from Latin Caspius, from Greek Kaspios, named for native people who lived on its shores (but who were said to be originally from the Caucasus), Latin Caspii, from a native self-designation, perhaps literally "white."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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