Mediterranean proper adj
L. medi-us, middle + terra, land, earth < Gk 'situated in the middle of land'.
- Inland; remote; distant; far from land; [fig.] naval; marine; nautical.
Mediterranean proper n
see Mediterranean, proper adj.
- Sea between Europe, Africa, and Asia Minor; nearly land-locked sea body of water surrounded by three different continents; [fig.] faraway region; place for exploring ancient kingdoms (see ED letters).