trans-adriatic

Adriatic

[ey-dree-at-ik, ad-ree-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the Adriatic Sea.
noun

trans-Adriatic, adjective
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Adriatic (ˌeɪdrɪˈætɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the Adriatic Sea, or to the inhabitants of its coast or islands
 
n
2.  the Adriatic short for the Adriatic Sea

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Adriatic
sea east of Italy, from L. Adriaticus, from town of Atria (modern Atri) in Picenum, once a seaport but now more than 12 miles inland. The name is perhaps from atra, neut. of atrum "black," hence "the black city;" or else it represents Illyrian adur "water, sea."
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