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adjective (1)

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


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adjective (2)

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

Word History


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 23 Jul. 2024.

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