Adriatic

adjective
Adri·​at·​ic | \ ¦ā-drē-¦a-tik How to pronounce Adriatic (audio) , ¦a- \

Definition of Adriatic

: of or relating to the sea that lies east of Italy

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First Known Use of Adriatic

1632, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Adriatic

Middle English Adriatike, borrowed from Latin Adriāticus, Hadriāticus, from Adria, Atria, ancient seaport in northeast Italy + -āticus, suffix forming place-name derivatives (probably after Asiāticus asiatic )

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“Adriatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Adriatic. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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