Definition of Asia minor

1. Noun. A peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey.

Exact synonyms: Anatolia
Geographical relationships: Battle Of Granicus River, Granicus, Battle Of Ipsus, Ipsus, Battle Of Issus, Issus, Malik
Terms within: Bithynia, Cappadocia, Galatia, Phrygia, Pontus, Aeolia, Aeolis, Lycia, Lydia, Ephesus, Ilion, Ilium, Troy, Republic Of Turkey, Turkey, Ionia
Group relationships: Asia
Generic synonyms: Peninsula

Definition of Asia minor

1. Proper noun. 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 ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asia Minor

Ashman's phenomenon
Ashummeed Jugg
Asia Minor
Asian Games
Asian Indian
Asian Russia
Asian Semi-longhair
Asian Semi-longhairs
Asian bearcat
Asian bearcats
Asian black grouse
Asian black rat
Asian black rats
Asian coral snake
Asian country

Literary usage of Asia minor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"The Christians of asia minor celebrated the Jewish Passover on the 14th of 1. ... Polycarp appealed to the old age of the tradition in asia minor, ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1859)
"Part I. asia minor. Berlin, 1858. THE sixth division of the third book (Western Asia) of the eighteenth part of Hitter's copious Geography of Asia—a tome ..."

3. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"CONQUEST OF asia minor AND STRIA. ... and the Turks have maintained their dominion in asia minor, till the victorious crescent has been planted on the dome ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1897)
"Murray's Handbook for Travellers in Asia- Minor, fro. Edited bv Major-General Sir Charles Wilson, RE, KCB London, 1895. 2. A Wandering Scholar in the Levant ..."

5. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1903)
"Mr. Anderson's repeated visits to various parts of asia minor, and his long study of its ancient geography, have given him singular qualifications for ..."

6. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"It may indeed be true, when we turn over the first pages of the annals of the world, that asia minor was only of secondary importance when the dynasties of ..."

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