mare nostrum

noun
ma·​re no·​strum | \ ˈmär-(ˌ)ā-ˈnō-strəm How to pronounce mare nostrum (audio) \

Definition of mare nostrum

: a navigable body of water (such as a sea) that belongs to a single nation or is mutually shared by two or more nations

First Known Use of mare nostrum

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mare nostrum

New Latin, literally, our sea

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“Mare nostrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mare%20nostrum. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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