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asia minor Explained

Asia Minor at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

the name for the main part of Turkey east of the Sea of Marmara, which is used especially when talking about the history and archaeology of this area// Anatolia//

Asia Minor at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

The part of Turkey in Asia. The peninsula forms the W extremity of Asia, between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea; it also borders on the Aegean Sea. Because of its location at the point where Asia and Europe meet, it has long been the scene of numerous migrations and conquests. It was the original location of the Kingdom of Hittites (c.1950-1200 BC). Later, Indo-European races, possibly Greeks, established the Phrygian kingdom. In the 6th cent. BC, Cyrus the Great ruled the area; it was invaded by Alexander the Great in 334 BC. In the 1st cent. BC, the Romans began expanding there, and when the Roman empire was split in AD 395 it fell to the Byzantine empire. The area endured invasions by Arabs, Turks, Mongols, and the Turkic army of Timur before Ottoman power was established in the 15th cent.; its later history to 1920 is that of the Ottoman empire.

Asia Minor at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Minor \Mi"nor\, a. [L., a comparative with no positive; akin to
AS. min small, G. minder less, OHG. minniro, a., min, adv.,
Icel. minni, a., minnr, adv., Goth. minniza, a., mins, adv.,
Ir. & Gael. min small, tender, L. minuere to lessen, Gr. ?,
Skr. mi to damage. Cf. {Minish}, {Minister}, {Minus},
1. Inferior in bulk, degree, importance, etc.; less; smaller;
of little account; as, minor divisions of a body.

2. (Mus.) Less by a semitone in interval or difference of
pitch; as, a minor third.

{Asia Minor} (Geog.), the Lesser Asia; that part of Asia
which lies between the Euxine, or Black Sea, on the north,
and the Mediterranean on the south.

{Minor mode} (Mus.), that mode, or scale, in which the third
and sixth are minor, -- much used for mournful and solemn

{Minor orders} (Eccl.), the rank of persons employed in
ecclesiastical offices who are not in holy orders, as
doorkeepers, acolytes, etc.

{Minor scale} (Mus.) The form of the minor scale is various.
The strictly correct form has the third and sixth minor,
with a semitone between the seventh and eighth, which
involves an augmented second interval, or three semitones,
between the sixth and seventh, as, ^{6/F}, ^{7/G[sharp]},
^{8/A}. But, for melodic purposes, both the sixth and the
seventh are sometimes made major in the ascending, and
minor in the descending, scale, thus:

Asia Minor at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Asia Minor
n : a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part
of Turkey [syn: {Anatolia}]

Asia Minor at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a

Proper noun

Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A large peninsula, mostly coterminous with Anatolia, between the Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea; it makes up the Asian part of Turkey


    Inter: trans-top » peninsula between the Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea;
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|Փոքր Ասիա|tr=Pok'r Asia
    • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|Kiçik Asiya
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|Малая Азія|f|tr=Málaja Ázija|sc=Cyrl
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|Мала Азия|f|tr=Mála Ázija|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|Àsia Menor|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|小亞細亞|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|小亚细亚|tr=Xiǎo Yàxìyà|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|Malá Asie|f
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|Lilleasien
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|Vähä-Aasia
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Asie mineure|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kleinasien|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|Μικρά Ασία|f|tr=Mikrá Asía
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|אסיה הקטנה|sc=Hebr

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|Kis-Ázsia
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|小アジア|tr=Shō-Ajia
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|Мала Азија|f|tr=Mála Ázija
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|Lilleasia
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|Azja Mniejsza|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|Ásia Menor|f
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Малая Азия|f|tr=Malaja Azija, Inter: t+ » ru|Анатолия|f|tr=Anatólija|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|Mala Azija|f|alt=Mȃlā Ȃzija
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|Mindre Asien
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|Küçük Asya Inter: qualifier » obsolete
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|Мала Азія|f|tr=Malá Ázija|sc=Cyrl
  • Uzbek: Inter: t- » uz|Kichik Osiyo
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|Tiểu Á
  • Zazaki: Inter: qualifier » Southern Zazaki Inter: tø » zza|Asya Qıce

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Anatolia
    Category: Category:en:Peninsulas -
    Translation: et » Asia Minor
    Translation: el » Asia Minor
    Translation: fr » Asia Minor
    Translation: io » Asia Minor
    Translation: no » Asia Minor
    Translation: pl » Asia Minor
    Translation: fi » Asia Minor