AskDefine | Define chersonese

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Chersonese is a name that was given to several different places in ancient times. The word is Latin; it derives from the Greek term for "peninsula", chersonēsos, from chersos" ("dry land") + nēsos'' (island).
As might be expected, it was applied to a number of peninsular localities in the ancient world. These included:
chersonese in French: Chersonèse
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