Chersonesus vs Chersonese - What's the difference?

chersonesus | chersonese | Alternative forms |

Chersonesus is an alternative form of chersonese.


As nouns the difference between chersonesus and chersonese

is that chersonesus is (geography) while chersonese is (geography|uncommon) a peninsula.

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chersonesus

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (geography)
  • Derived terms

    * Chersonesus Taurica, Chersonesus Scythia (Crimea) * Chersonesus Thracica (Gallipoli) * Chersonesus Aurea (Malay) * Chersonesus Cimbrica (Jutland)

    chersonese

    English

    Alternative forms

    * ** chersonesus (Latin form) ** chersonesos (with Greek ending) ** chersoness (obsolete) ** chersonesse (obsolete) * ** khersonese ** khersonesos (with Greek ending) ** khersonesus (with Latin ending) ** khersoness

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (geography, uncommon) A peninsula.
  • Usage notes

    Aside from dated, poetic, or rhetorical use, the word typically appears in English transcribing works or descriptions of classical geography: the Greek form chersonese being more common in general and generic use and the Latin form chersonesus appearing in the proper names of various famous peninsulas.

    Derived terms

    * See * Thracian Chersonese (Gallipoli)

    References