Hellespontine

adjective

Hel·​les·​pon·​tine
¦helə¦späntᵊn,
-än‧ˌtīn
: of or relating to the strait of Hellespont (Dardanelles)

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Etymology

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 8 Feb. 2023.

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