Definition of


  1. (noun, object) an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey; a main trade route for the ancient civilizations of Crete and Greece and Rome and Persia
  2. (adj, pert) of or relating to or bordering the Aegean Sea
  3. (adj, pert) of or relating to or characteristic of the prehistoric Aegean civilization

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Synonyms of Aegean

aegean sea

Alternate forms of Aegean

Derivations: aegean

Origin of the word Aegean

  1. sea between Greece and Asia Minor, 1570s, traditionally named for Aegeus, father of Theseus, who threw himself to his death in it when he thought his son had perished; but perhaps from Gk. aiges "waves," a word of unknown origin. more

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