Taranto meaning

tär'ən-tō', tə-rän'tō, tä'rän-tō'
A city of southeast Italy east-southeast of Naples on the Gulf of Taranto, an arm of the Ionian Sea. Founded by Greeks from Sparta in the eighth century bc , it was known as Tarentum in Roman times. Ruled by varied powers over the centuries, it became part of Italy in 1861.
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Seaport in SE Italy, on the Gulf of Taranto.
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Arm of the Ionian Sea, in SE Italy: c. 85 mi (137 km) long.
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Origin of taranto

L Tarentum < Gr Taras, said to be named after Taras, son of Poseidon