Aegina

(redirected from Aeginetans)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Ae·gi·na

 (ĭ-jī′nə)
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.

Aegina

(iːˈdʒaɪnə)
n
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

Ae•gi•na

(iˈdʒaɪ nə, ɪˈdʒi-)

n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Aegina - an island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic GulfAegina - an island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic Gulf
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
2.Aegina - small medusa
jellyfish - any of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
In 510 BC, at the highest pinnacle of their power (and at the highest point of the island), the Aeginetans built a temple to their goddess Aphaia.
They were created - by an Aeginetan master - just at the point that Greek sculpture was close to achieving the plasticity and monumental realism we admire so much in the Elgin Marbles.
But with a certain crossing of the eyes I could put the two together: Aeginetan heroes silently fighting in the Trojan War and a lofty monument to the ancient island's mysterious grandeur.