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An island off southeast Greece in the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea near Athens. It was a prosperous maritime city-state in the fifth century bc but declined after its defeat by Athens and the expulsion of its population. The first Greek coins were struck here.


1. (Placename) an island in the Aegean Sea, in the Saronic Gulf. Area: 85 sq km (33 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a town on the coast of this island: a city-state of ancient Greece
3. (Placename) Gulf of Aegina another name for Saronic Gulf
Greek name: Aiyina


(iˈdʒaɪ nə, ɪˈdʒi-)

1. an island in the Saronic Gulf. 32 sq. mi. (83 sq. km).
2. a seaport on this island. 6333. Modern Greek, Aíyina.
Ae•gi•ne•tan (ˌi dʒəˈnit n) adj.
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Noun1.Aegina - an island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic GulfAegina - an island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic Gulf
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Of the different sorts of the first are husbandmen, artificers, exchange-men, who are employed in buying and selling, seamen, of which some are engaged in war, some in traffic, some in carrying goods and passengers from place to place, others in fishing, and of each of these there are often many, as fishermen at Tarentum and Byzantium, masters of galleys at Athens, merchants at AEgina and Chios, those who let ships on freight at Tenedos; we may add to these those who live by their manual labour and have but little property; so that they cannot live without some employ: and also those who are not free-born on both sides, and whatever other sort of common people there may be.
55-62) And from Salamis Aias, blameless warrior, sought her to wife, and offered fitting gifts, even wonderful deeds; for he said that he would drive together and give the shambling oxen and strong sheep of all those who lived in Troezen and Epidaurus near the sea, and in the island of Aegina and in Mases, sons of the Achaeans, and shadowy Megara and frowning Corinthus, and Hermione and Asine which lie along the sea; for he was famous with the long spear.
The men of Argos, again, and those who held the walls of Tiryns, with Hermione, and Asine upon the gulf; Troezene, Eionae, and the vineyard lands of Epidaurus; the Achaean youths, moreover, who came from Aegina and Mases; these were led by Diomed of the loud battle-cry, and Sthenelus son of famed Capaneus.
Contract notice: "transfer of potable water to the island of aegina with aquifers for the years 2018 - 2019".
Finally, the Athenians secured the islands of Aegina and Cephalonia, the latter taken without a fight.
On the island of Aegina, we gathered near the temple of the fertility goddess Aphaea to reflect on our own expressions of life and creativity in the world.
Perhaps the most unlikely of the music acts lined up to perform is Father Eleftherious Koumasidis, a Greek Orthodox priest from the Greek island of Aegina who is also a concert pianist.
Greek physician Paulus Aegina described breast reduction for gynaecomastia in the seventh century AD (see Figure 1), while German Hans Schaller reported breast amputation for gigantomastia in 1561 and later on Briton William Durston reported breast reduction for breast hypertrophy in 1669.
In a separate incident four tourists - including a child - died after a crash involving a pleasure boat and a speedboat in Greece yesterday, off the island of Aegina.
A COLLISION between a speedboat and a tourist vessel off the island of Aegina near the Greek capital has killed at least three people, including a child, and injured another four, the country's coastguard said.
EDT - Images have begun to emerge from Tuesday's deadly boat crash near Aegina, Greece, that killed at least four people and injured four others.
partners on the island were transferred to the center in Aegina for their full recovery.