Ae·​ge·​an | \ i-ˈjē-ən How to pronounce Aegean (audio) \

Definition of Aegean

1 : of or relating to the arm of the Mediterranean Sea east of Greece
2 : of or relating to the chiefly Bronze Age civilization of the islands of the Aegean Sea and the countries adjacent to it

First Known Use of Aegean

1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Aegean

Latin Aegaeus (borrowed from Greek Aigaîos) + -an entry 2

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“Aegean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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