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nounAncient Greek History
A native or inhabitant of the Greek island of Aegina.
adjectiveAncient Greek History
Of or relating to Aegina or its inhabitants.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Marchamont Nedham (bap. 1620, d. 1678), journalist and pamphleteer. From classical Latin Aegīnēta inhabitant of Aegina (from ancient Greek Αἰγινήτης inhabitant of Aegina from Αἰγινα, the name of an island in the Saronic Gulf + -ήτης, suffix forming agent nouns) + -an. With use as adjective compare Hellenistic Greek Αἰγινητικός, in Αἰγινητικὰ ἔργα statues of the Aeginetan school.
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