Hel·​les·​pon·​tine | \ ¦helə¦späntᵊn, -än‧ˌtīn \

Definition of Hellespontine

: of or relating to the strait of Hellespont (Dardanelles)

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History and Etymology for Hellespontine

Hellespont, narrow strait between the Gallipoli peninsula in Europe and Turkey in Asia that connects the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean sea (from Latin Hellespontus, from Greek Hellēspontos) + English -ine

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“Hellespontine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hellespontine. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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