Gallipoli vs Chersonese - What's the difference?

gallipoli | chersonese | Derived terms |

Gallipoli is a derived term of chersonese.

As a proper noun gallipoli

is (geography) a city in turkey, the former byzantine callipolis.

As a noun chersonese is

(geography|uncommon) a peninsula.


Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • (geography) A city in Turkey, the former Byzantine Callipolis.
  • (geography) Short for the Gallipoli Peninsula, a peninsula in Turkey north of the Dardanelles between the Aegean and Marmara seas.
  • Synonyms

    * (peninsula) Thracian Chersonese, Chersonesus Thracica ----



    Alternative forms

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


    (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)