Etymology
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Dodecanese

group of islands in the southeastern Aegean, from Latinized form of Greek Dodekanesa, literally "the twelve islands," from dōdeka "twelve" (see dodeca-) + nēsos "island" (see Chersonese). 

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Definitions of Dodecanese

Dodecanese (n.)
a group of islands in the southeast Aegean Sea;
Synonyms: Dhodhekanisos
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