Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island off southeast Greece in the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea near Athens. It was a prosperous maritime city-state in the fifth century B.C. but declined after its defeat by Athens and the expulsion of its population. The first Greek coins were struck here.

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  • proper n. an island in Greece

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of the family Æginidæ.
  • n. A genus of crustaceans.

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

  • n. small medusa
  • n. an island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic Gulf

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Αἴγινα. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One of these was, that he called Aegina "the eyesore of the Peiraeus," and that "he saw war coming upon Athens from Peloponnesus."

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume I

  • These figures do not include trips to the Argosaronic islands such as Aegina and Poros.

    Kathimerini English Edition : Print Edition : 26/6/09

  • Soft-eyed but steely of limb, Kaptsova is herself contrasted with Maria Allash's spiky and calculating Aegina, mistress of the Roman leader Crassus.

    Spartacus; Laurencia

  • His pious wife Phrygia is Nina Kaptsova, with Svetlana Zakharova deploying her extravagant supple technique as the narcissistic Aegina.

    This week's new dance

  • After them came the sons of Aeacus, not both together, nor from the same spot; for they settled far from Aegina in exile, when in their folly they had slain their brother Phocus.

    The Argonautica

  • And thence they steadily left behind long leagues of sea and stayed on the beach of Aegina; and at once they contended in innocent strife about the fetching of water, who first should draw it and reach the ship.

    The Argonautica

  • For now have I come to the glorious end of your toils; for no adventure befell you as ye came home from Aegina, and no tempest of winds opposed you; but quietly did ye skirt the

    The Argonautica

  • Euphemus, which is interpreted by Jason: arrival at Aegina and at Pagasae, the end of the voyage (1694 – 1781).

    The Argonautica

  • Arrival at the isle Anaphe: the dream of Euphemus, which is interpreted by Jason: arrival at Aegina and at Pagasae, the end of the voyage (1694 – 1781).

    The Argonautica

  • Here's an image of the colorized Athena from the west pediment of the Temple of Aphaia on Aegina; Greek, ca.

    Archive 2008-01-01

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