Mesopotamia meaning

mĕs'ə-pə-tā'mē-ə
An ancient region of southwest Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in modern-day Iraq. Probably settled before 5000 bc , the area was the home of numerous early civilizations, including Sumer, Akkad, Babylonia, and Assyria. It declined in importance after Mongol invaders destroyed its extensive irrigation system in ad 1258.
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Ancient country in SW Asia, between the upper Tigris & Euphrates rivers: a part of modern Iraq.
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The entire region between these rivers, extending to the Persian Gulf.
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Origin of mesopotamia

  • Gr mesopotamia (chōra), lit., (land) between rivers < mesos, mid + potamos, river, orig., rapids < IE base *pet-, to fall, rush at > feather
    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition