American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The Asian part of Turkey. It is usually considered synonymous with Asia Minor.
- n. A peninsula of Western Asia, comprising most of the modern Republic of Turkey. Bounded by the Black Sea to the north, the Armenian Highland to the east, the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Aegean Sea to the west.
- n. a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
- From Ancient Greek ἀνατολή (anatolē, "sunrise, place from where the sun rises, the east"), from ἀνατέλλω (anatellō, "I rise"), from ἀνά (ana, "up") + τέλλω (tellō, "I perform, accomplish, rise"), because Anatolia was east of Greece. (Wiktionary)
“The part that extends into Asia is known as Anatolia, and sometimes referred to as Asia Minor.”
“You can see Roman ruins in Turkey, some of the most famous mosaics are from the place the Romans called Anatolia, which is modern-day Turkey.”
“The swarms that followed the first crusade were destroyed in Anatolia by famine, pestilence, and the Turkish arrows; and the princes only escaped with some squadrons of horse to accomplish their lamentable pilgrimage.”
“Since the first conquests of the caliphs, the establishment of the Turks in Anatolia or Asia Minor was the most deplorable loss which the church and empire had sustained.”
“The Turks forced the Anglo-Indian prisoners of war to march across the desert without adequate food, water, shelter, or medical attention and large numbers of POW's died under terrible conditions before reaching prison camps in Anatolia.”
“Puduhepa came from a noble family of high priests in southern Anatolia and went on to play a pivotal role in Hittite religion.”
“At any rate, the Greeks destroyed some ships from Cilicia a region in southern Anatolia and then sailed back to Artemisium.”
“He was an important man from a wealthy region in southern Anatolia.”
“Anatolia, which is brought from Cairo, the Arabs dislike to use it.”
“Since then it has become officially known as Anatolia (Anadoli, Natolia, Nadolia), and as such constitutes an important part of Asiatic Turkey, is in fact the chief political and religious mainstay of the present Moslem constitution as far as it is based on Constantinople.”
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