Marmara, Sea of
or ancient Propontis geographical name sea NW Turkey connected with Black Sea by the Bosporus & with Aegean Sea by the Dardanelles area 4429 square miles (11,471 square kilometers)

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  • Marmara, Sea of —    The sea s ancient name was Propontis, Greek for fore sea, referring to the fact that the Sea of Marmara precedes the Black Sea (q.v.). The island of Marmara (ancient Prokonnesos) is the source of its more recent name. Constantinople (q.v.)… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Marmara,Sea of — Mar·ma·ra (märʹmər ə), Sea of A sea of northwest Turkey between Europe and Asia. It is connected to the Black Sea through the Bosporus and to the Aegean Sea through the Dardanelles. * * * …   Universalium

  • Marmara, Sea of — sea betw. Europe and Asia, connecting the Bosporus and the Dardanelles. Also Marmora …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Marmara, Sea of — Inland sea lying between the Asian and European parts of Turkey. It is connected with the Black Sea through the Bosporus, and with the Aegean Sea through the Dardanelles. It is 175 mi (280 km) long and nearly 50 mi (80 km) wide, and it occupies… …   Universalium

  • Marmara, Sea of — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sea of Marmora — noun an inland sea in northwestern Turkey; linked to the Black Sea by the Bosporus and linked to the Aegean by the Dardanelles • Syn: ↑Marmara, ↑Sea of Marmara, ↑Marmara Denizi, ↑Marmora • Instance Hypernyms: ↑sea …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sea of Azov — at Novaya Yalta, Donetsk Oblast …   Wikipedia

  • Sea of Marmara — Sea of Mar|ma|ra the Sea of Marmara an ↑inland (=surrounded by land) sea in northwest Turkey, between the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sea of Marmara — Propontis redirects here. For the Liberian cargo ship, see SS Propontis. Map of the Sea of Marmara …   Wikipedia

  • Sea of Marmara — noun an inland sea in northwestern Turkey; linked to the Black Sea by the Bosporus and linked to the Aegean by the Dardanelles • Syn: ↑Marmara, ↑Marmara Denizi, ↑Marmora, ↑Sea of Marmora • Instance Hypernyms: ↑sea …   Useful english dictionary

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