Definition of

Macedonia

  1. (noun, location) the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
  2. (noun, location) landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991

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Synonyms of Macedonia

macedon, makedonija

Alternate forms of Macedonia

Derivations: macedonian

Origin of the word Macedonia

  1. from L. Macedonius "Macedonian," from Gk. Makedones, lit. "highlanders" or "the tall ones," related to makednos "long, tall," makros "long, large" (see macro-). more

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