Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the Aegean Sea.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Bronze Age civilization that flourished in the area of the Aegean Sea, as at Crete.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name often applied to that part of the Mediterranean sea otherwise called the Archipelago.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the sea, or arm of the Mediterranean sea, east of Greece. See archipelago.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, or relating to the Aegean Sea or the regions bordering it.
  • adjective Of, or relating to the Bronze Age civilization in that region.
  • proper noun The Aegean Sea.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the prehistoric Aegean civilization
  • adjective of or relating to or bordering the Aegean Sea
  • noun 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

Etymologies

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Latin Aegaeus (from Ancient Greek Αἰγαῖος (Aigaios, "Aegean")) + English -an

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