Tartessian

1 of 2

adjective

Tar·​tes·​sian
tärˈtesēən,
-eshən
1
: of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Tartessus, Spain
2
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the people of Tartessus

Tartessian

2 of 2

noun

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plural -s
: a native or inhabitant of ancient Tartessus

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Latin tartessius (from Tartessus, ancient kingdom on the southwestern coast of Spain) + English -an (adjective suffix)

Noun

Latin Tartessii the inhabitants of Tarsessus + English -an (noun suffix)

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“Tartessian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tartessian. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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