Mesopotamia

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From the Classical Latin Mesopotamia, from the Koine Greek Μεσοποταμία (Mesopotamía), a feminine substantive form of the adjective μεσοποτάμιος (mesopotámios, between rivers), from the Ancient Greek μέσος (mésos, between) + ποτᾰμός (potamós, river) + -ιος (-ios), so called because Mesopotamia is located between the rivers Euphrates and Tigris. Also used as a translation of the Biblical Hebrew נַהֲרַיִם(naharáyim), the dual form of נָהָר(nahár, river).

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Mesopotamia

  1. A region in Southwest Asia spanning from the rivers Euphrates and Tigris that is the site of one of the most ancient civilizations in the history of man.
  2. The British Mandate of Mesopotamia, a League of Nations mandate from 1920 to 1932 that was the precursor to the independent state of Iraq.

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See alsoEdit

  • interfluve (having components with the same meaning as Mesopotamia, i.e., “between rivers”)

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Mesopotamia, from Ancient Greek Μεσοποταμίᾱ (Mesopotamíā).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /me.zo.poˈta.mja/, [mez̪opoˈt̪äːmjä]
  • Rhymes: -amja
  • Hyphenation: Me‧so‧po‧tà‧mia

Proper nounEdit

Mesopotamia f

  1. Mesopotamia

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Μεσοποταμία (Mesopotamía, land between the rivers).

Proper nounEdit

Mesopotamia f sg (genitive Mesopotamiae); first declension

  1. Mesopotamia

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Mesopotamia
Genitive Mesopotamiae
Dative Mesopotamiae
Accusative Mesopotamiam
Ablative Mesopotamiā
Vocative Mesopotamia

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