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Aegean

sea between Greece and Asia Minor, 1570s, traditionally named for Aegeus, father of Theseus, who threw himself to his death in it when he thought his son had perished; but perhaps from Greek aiges "waves," a word of unknown origin.

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Definitions of Aegean from WordNet
1
Aegean (adj.)
of or relating to or characteristic of the prehistoric Aegean civilization;
Aegean (adj.)
of or relating to or bordering the Aegean Sea;
2
Aegean (n.)
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;
Synonyms: Aegean Sea
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