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archipelago

ar·chi·pel·a·go

archipelago

 
pronunciation:
ar k pe l go
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part of speech: noun
inflections: archipelagoes, archipelagos
definition 1: a large body of water containing many islands.
Stockholm lies on an archipelago that contains thousands of islands.
definition 2: a group of islands.
Indonesia is made up of over thirteen thousand islands in three main archipelagoes.
definition 3: (cap.) the Aegean Sea.
derivations: archipelagian (adj.), archipelagic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word archipelago contains the following part:
arch, archi, arche (archae), archeo, (archaeo), -arch, -archy Greek root that means first in rank or time
synonyms:
prim, princ, prot, proto