adjective (1)
variants: or erythrean \ " \

Definition of erythraean

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the sea that in ancient geography comprised the Arabian sea, the Red sea, and the Persian gulf


adjective (2)
Er·​y·​thrae·​an | \ ¦erə¦thrēən \

Definition of Erythraean (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to Erythrae, an ancient Ionian city of Asia Minor that claimed to have been the residence of the sibyl Herophile

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History and Etymology for erythraean

Adjective (1)

Latin Erythraeus (from Greek Erythraios, literally, red, from erythros) + English -an

Adjective (2)

Erythrae, ancient city of Asia Minor (from Greek Erythrai) + English -an

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“Erythraean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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