Aegates Isles

noun
islands west of Sicily (now known as the Egadi Islands) where the Romans won a naval victory over the Carthaginians that ended the first Punic War in 241 BC
Syn: ↑Aegadean Isles
Instance Hypernyms: ↑naval battle
Part Holonyms: ↑Punic War

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  • Aegates — noun a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean • Syn: ↑Egadi Islands, ↑Aegadean Isles, ↑Aegadean Islands, ↑Isole Egadi • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aegadean Isles — noun 1. a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean • Syn: ↑Egadi Islands, ↑Aegadean Islands, ↑Isole Egadi, ↑Aegates • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aegadian Islands — noun ɪˈɡeɪdiən ˈaɪlændz A group of islands located off the western coast of Sicily. In the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas lie several archipelagos of small Italian islands, some measuring only a few hundred meters across: the Pontine Islands,… …   Wiktionary

  • naval battle — noun a pitched battle between naval fleets • Hypernyms: ↑battle, ↑conflict, ↑fight, ↑engagement • Instance Hyponyms: ↑Actium, ↑Aegates Isles, ↑Aegadean Isles, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Punic War — noun one of the three wars between Carthage and Rome that resulted in the destruction of Carthage and its annexation by Rome; 264 241 BC, 218 201 BC, 149 146 BC • Instance Hypernyms: ↑war, ↑warfare • Part Meronyms: ↑Aegates Isles, ↑Aegadean Isles …   Useful english dictionary

  • battle — Synonyms and related words: Actium, Adrianople, Aegates Isles, Aegospotami, Agincourt, Antietam, Anzio, Arbela Gaugamela, Ardennes, Austerlitz, Ayacucho, Balaclava, Bannockburn, Bataan Corregidor, Bismarck Sea, Blenheim, Bosworth Field, Bouvines …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Roman Navy — The Roman Navy (Latin: Classis , lit. fleet ) comprised the naval forces of the Roman state. Unlike modern naval forces, it never existed as an autonomous service, but operated as an adjunct to the Roman army. Founded in ca. 311 BC, and massively …   Wikipedia

  • Aegadean Islands — noun a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean • Syn: ↑Egadi Islands, ↑Aegadean Isles, ↑Isole Egadi, ↑Aegates • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑Sicily …   Useful english dictionary

  • Egadi Islands — noun a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean • Syn: ↑Aegadean Isles, ↑Aegadean Islands, ↑Isole Egadi, ↑Aegates • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑Sicily …   Useful english dictionary

  • Isole Egadi — noun a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean • Syn: ↑Egadi Islands, ↑Aegadean Isles, ↑Aegadean Islands, ↑Aegates • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑Si …   Useful english dictionary

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