Aegates Islands
geographical name — see Egadi Islands

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Battle of the Aegates Islands — Infobox Military Conflict caption=Location of the Aegates (modern Aegadian) Islands conflict=Battle of the Aegates Islands partof=the First Punic War date=March 10, 241 BC place=Aegadian Islands, western Sicily result=Decisive Roman victory;… …   Wikipedia

  • Aegates — noun a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean • Syn: ↑Egadi Islands, ↑Aegadean Isles, ↑Aegadean Islands, ↑Isole Egadi • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aegates Isles — noun islands west of Sicily (now known as the Egadi Islands) where the Romans won a naval victory over the Carthaginians that ended the first Punic War in 241 BC • Syn: ↑Aegadean Isles • Instance Hypernyms: ↑naval battle • Part Holonyms: ↑Punic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aegadian Islands — noun ɪˈɡeɪdiən ˈaɪlændz A group of islands located off the western coast of Sicily. In the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas lie several archipelagos of small Italian islands, some measuring only a few hundred meters across: the Pontine Islands,… …   Wiktionary

  • Aegadian Islands — The Aegadian Islands (Italian: Isole Egadi ; Latin: Aegates Insulae ), are a group of small mountainous islands in the Mediterranean Sea off the northwest coast of Sicily, Italy, near the city of Trapani, with a total area of… …   Wikipedia

  • Egadi Islands — or ancient Aegates Islands geographical name islands Italy off W coast of Sicily area 15 square miles (39 square kilometers), population 4335 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Egadi Islands — ▪ islands, Italy Italian  Isole Egadi,  also called  Aegadian Islands,  Latin  Aegates Insulae,         small mountainous group of islets belonging to Italy, in the Mediterranean just off the western coast of Sicily, with a total area of 15… …   Universalium

  • Aegadean Islands — noun a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean • Syn: ↑Egadi Islands, ↑Aegadean Isles, ↑Isole Egadi, ↑Aegates • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑Sicily …   Useful english dictionary

  • Egadi Islands — noun a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean • Syn: ↑Aegadean Isles, ↑Aegadean Islands, ↑Isole Egadi, ↑Aegates • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑Sicily …   Useful english dictionary

  • First Punic War — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=First Punic War partof=the Punic Wars caption= date=264 ndash; 241 BC casus= dispute between Carthage and Rome over the Mamertine city Messana place=Mediterranean Sea, Sicily, Sardinia, North Africa… …   Wikipedia

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