Chersonese

Chersonese

[kur-suh-neez, -nees]
Chersonese or Chersonesus [Gr.,=peninsula], name applied in ancient geography to several regions. See Crimea (Chersonesus Taurica or Scythia); Gallipoli Peninsula (Chersonesus Thracica); Malay Peninsula (Chersonesus Aurea); Jutland (Chersonesus Cimbrica).
Chersonese is a name that was given to several different places in ancient times. The word is Latin; it derives from the Greek term for "peninsula", chersonēsos, from chersos ("dry land") + nēsos (island).

As might be expected, it was applied to a number of peninsular localities in the ancient world. These included:

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