isthmian

noun
isth·​mi·​an | \ ˈi-smē-ən How to pronounce isthmian (audio) \

Definition of isthmian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a native or inhabitant of an isthmus
2 capitalized : a native or inhabitant of the Isthmus of Panama

isthmian

adjective

Definition of isthmian (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or situated in or near an isthmus: such as
a often capitalized : of or relating to the Isthmus of Corinth in Greece or the games held there in ancient times
b often capitalized : of or relating to the Isthmus of Panama connecting the North American and South American continents

First Known Use of isthmian

Noun

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1603, in the meaning defined above

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“Isthmian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isthmian. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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