[kur-suh-neez, -nees] /ˈkɜr səˌniz, -ˌnis/

a peninsula.

from Greek khersonesos “peninsula,” from khersos “dry land” + nesos “island,” which is of uncertain origin; perhaps from *na-sos, literally “that which swims,” from PIE root sna- “to swim” (see natatorium).


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