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Hel·les·pont

 (hĕl′ĭ-spŏnt′)

Hellespont

(ˈhɛlɪˌspɒnt)
n
(Placename) the ancient name for the Dardanelles

Dar•da•nelles

(ˌdɑr dnˈɛlz)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
the strait between European and Asian Turkey, connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara. 40 mi. (64 km) long; 1–5 mi. (1.6–8 km) wide. Ancient, Hellespont.
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Noun1.Hellespont - the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian TurkeyHellespont - the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
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Hellespont

[ˈhelɪspɒnt] NHelesponto m
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