isthmian


isthmian
isthmus NOUN (pl. isthmuses) a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, linking two larger areas of land.
DERIVATIVES isthmian adjective.
ORIGIN Greek isthmos.

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  • Isthmian — may refer to:* Isthmian Games, one of the Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece * Isthmian League, a regional football league covering London and South East England * Isthmian script, one of the Mesoamerican writing systems * Isthmian Steamship… …   Wikipedia

  • Isthmian — Isth mi*an, a. [L. Isthmius, Gr. ?. See {Isthmus}.] Of or pertaining to an isthmus, especially to the Isthmus of Corinth, in Greece. [1913 Webster] {Isthmian games} (Gr. Antiq.), one of the four great national festivals of Greece, celebrated on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • isthmian — c.1600, from L. isthmius, from Gk. isthmios, from isthmos (see ISTHMUS (Cf. isthmus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • isthmian — [is′mē ən] adj. [< L isthmius (Gr isthmios < isthmos: see ISTHMUS) + AN] 1. of an isthmus 2. [I ] a) of the Isthmus of Panama b) of the Isthmus of Corinth or the games held there in ancient times n …   English World dictionary

  • isthmian — adj. of or relating to an isthmus, esp. (Isthmian) to the Isthmus of Corinth in southern Greece …   Useful english dictionary

  • isthmian — I. noun Date: 1601 1. a native or inhabitant of an isthmus 2. capitalized a native or inhabitant of the Isthmus of Panama II. adjective Date: 1603 of, relating to, or situated in or near an isthmus: as a. often capitalized of or relating to the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • isthmian — /is mee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to an isthmus. 2. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Isthmus of Corinth or the Isthmus of Panama. n. 3. a native or inhabitant of an isthmus. [1595 1605; < L isthmi(us) ( < Gk ísthmios of a neck of land, equiv …   Universalium

  • isthmian — adjective Of or pertaining to an isthmus, especially to the Isthmus of Corinth, in Greece …   Wiktionary

  • isthmian — adj. of an isthmus, of a narrow strip of land bordered by water on both sides n. one who lives on an isthmus, one who lives on a narrow strip of land bordered by water on both sides …   English contemporary dictionary

  • isthmian — [ ɪsθmɪən, ɪstm , ɪsm ] adjective relating to an isthmus …   English new terms dictionary