archipelago

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English[edit]

An archipelago from above.

Etymology[edit]

From Italian Arcipelago (the Chief Sea, the Aegean Sea), from Ancient Greek ἀρχι- (arkhi-, leading) +‎ πέλαγος (pélagos, sea). The Aegean (the Arcipelago) is a sea with many islands; by extension, the term an Arcipelago at first referred to any sea with many islands, then to the islands themselves.

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archipelago (plural archipelagos or archipelagoes)

  1. A group of islands.
  2. Something scattered around like an archipelago.
    The Gulag Archipelago

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Noun[edit]

archipelago m (plural archipelagos)

  1. Obsolete spelling of arquipélago (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).