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

  • An arm of the Mediterranean Sea off southeast Europe between Greece and Turkey. The numerous Aegean Islands dotting the sea include the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, and the Sporades. Most of the islands belong to Greece.

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  • proper noun A sea in the northeastern part of the Mediterranean.

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

  • 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


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Via Latin Aegaeus, from Ancient Greek Αἰγαῖος (Aigaios).



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