isthmian

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noun

isth·​mi·​an ˈi-smē-ən How to pronounce isthmian (audio)
1
: a native or inhabitant of an isthmus
2
capitalized : a native or inhabitant of the Isthmus of Panama

isthmian

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adjective

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of isthmian was in 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Isthmian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isthmian. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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