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mare nostrum

[mah-re nohs-troo m; English mair-ee nos-truh m, mahr-ey] /ˈmɑ rɛ ˈnoʊs trʊm; English ˈmɛər i ˈnɒs trəm, ˈmɑr eɪ/
Latin.
1.
our sea, especially the Mediterranean to the ancient Romans.
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mare nostrum

/ˈmɑːreɪ ˈnɒstrʊm/
noun
1.
the Latin name for the Mediterranean
Word Origin
literally: our sea
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