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Dardanelles

strait between the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara, separating Europe from Asia, the classical Hellespont, probably from Dardanus (Greek Dardanos), name of an ancient city near Troy, on the Asia side of the strait, home of the Dardani, a people-name said to be from a mythical founder Dardanus, but this is likely folk-etymology. Related: Dardanian.

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Definitions of Dardanelles from WordNet

Dardanelles (n.)
the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey;
Synonyms: Canakkale Bogazi / Hellespont
Dardanelles (n.)
the unsuccessful campaign in World War I (1915) by the English and French to open a passage for aid to Russia; defeated by the Turks;
Synonyms: Dardanelles campaign
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