Aegean
adjective Etymology: Latin Aegaeus, from Greek Aigaios Date: 1550 1. of or relating to the arm of the Mediterranean Sea east of Greece 2. of or relating to the chiefly Bronze Age civilization of the islands of the Aegean Sea and the countries adjacent to it

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