Definition of Aegean in English:

Aegean

Line breaks: Ae¦gean
Pronunciation: /iːˈdʒiːən
 
, ɪ-/

adjective

  • Relating to the region comprising the Aegean Sea and its coasts and islands.
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    • The Aegean region is packed with out-of-the-way places to bike, climb, raft, trek, windsurf, and sea kayak.
    • In the Aegean region, especially, a revolution in tractor usage took place.
    • Grieving their lost companions, Ulysses and his men at long last reached a peaceful Aegean island.

noun

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  • The Aegean Sea or its region.
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    • On September 23 1942 he took off from an airfield near Alexandria on a solo reconnaissance over the Aegean.
    • With more the 300 days of sunshine Rhodes is the pearl of the Aegean.
    • In 490 he sent a fleet across the Aegean to Marathon.

Origin

early 17th century: via Latin from Greek Aigaios + -ean.

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