chersonese

[kur-suh-neez, -nees]
noun
a peninsula.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin chersonēsus < Greek chersónēsos, equivalent to chérso(s) dry + nḗsos island

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chersonese (ˈkɜːsəˌniːs)
 
n
a.  a poetic or rhetorical word for peninsula
 b.  (capital when part of a name): Thracian Chersonese
 
[C17: from Latin, from Greek khersonēsos, from khersos dry (land) + nēsos island]

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Chersonese
from Gk. khersonesos "peninsula," from khersos "dry land" + nesos "island."
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Chersonese is a name that was given to several different places in ancient times.
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