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Med·i·ter·ra·ne·an

Mediterranean

 
pronunciation:
me dih t reI ni n
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part of speech: noun
definition: see Mediterranean Sea.
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The word mediterranean contains the following parts:
medi Latin root that means middle
synonyms:
meso-
 
-an, -ian, -ean Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means in adjectives: from (a place) or pertaining to or following (a figure or school of thought); in nouns: person or thing from (a place) or associated with (an activity or school of thought).
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The suffix group -an , -ian , -ean attaches to common nouns and proper nouns to form adjectives or nouns.