Aegean

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Ae·ge·an

 (ĭ-jē′ən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the Aegean Sea.
2. Of or relating to the Bronze Age civilization that flourished in the area of the Aegean Sea, as at Crete.

Aegean

(iːˈdʒiːən)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to the Aegean Sea or Islands
2. (Placename) of or relating to the Bronze Age civilization of Greece, Asia Minor, and the Aegean Islands

Ae•ge•an

(ɪˈdʒi ən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the Aegean Sea or Islands.
2. of or pertaining to the prehistoric civilization of the regions of the Aegean Sea, as at Crete and Argolis.
n.
[< Latin Aegae(us) (< Greek Aigaîos) + -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Aegean - an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and TurkeyAegean - an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey; a main trade route for the ancient civilizations of Crete and Greece and Rome and Persia
Aegean island - an island in the Aegean Sea
Lemnos, Limnos - a Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea; famous for a reddish-brown clay that has medicinal properties
Mediterranean, Mediterranean Sea - the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
Adj.1.Aegean - of or relating to or characteristic of the prehistoric Aegean civilizationAegean - of or relating to or characteristic of the prehistoric Aegean civilization
2.Aegean - of or relating to or bordering the Aegean SeaAegean - of or relating to or bordering the Aegean Sea; "Aegean islands"
Translations
Egeu

Aegean

[iːˈdʒiːən] N the Aegean (Sea)el (Mar) Egeo

Aegean

[iːˈdʒiːən] Aegean Sea n
the Aegean, the Aegean Sea → la mer ÉgéeAegean Islands npl
the Aegean Islands → les îles fpl de la mer Égée

Aegean

adjägäisch; islandsin der Ägäis; the Aegean (Sea)die Ägäis, das Ägäische Meer

Aegean

[iːˈdʒiːən] n the Aegean (Sea)il mar m Egeo, l'Egeo
References in classic literature ?
He showed him the theatre of Dionysus and explained in what order the people sat, and how beyond they could see the blue Aegean.
Look once more, ere we leave this specular mount, Westward, much nearer by south-west; behold Where on the AEgean shore a city stands, Built nobly, pure the air and light the soil-- Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And Eloquence, native to famous wits Or hospitable, in her sweet recess, City or suburban, studious walks and shades.
29} The geography of the Aegean as above described is correct, but is probably taken from the lost poem, the Nosti, the existence of which is referred to "Od.