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chersonese (plural chersoneses)
- A Compendium of Ancient and Modern Geography: For the Use of Eton School by Aaron Arrowsmith (1831; E. Williams), page 32
A peninsula (χερσόνησος pæninsula, i. e. pæne insula) or chersonese, is a tract of land which is almost an island, being encompassed by water on all sides, expect where it is joined to the main by a narrow neck of land ; as the Thracian Chersonese, the Morea, and Spain. The narrow neck of land, which joins a peninsula to the main, is called an Isthmus (ἰσϑμὸς isthmus10) as the Isthmus of Corinth, the Isthmus of Suez, and the Isthmus of Darien.
- “chersonese” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]