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Meaning of "Fertile Crescent" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FERTILE CRESCENT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FERTILE CRESCENT

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Fertile Crescent is a noun.
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WHAT DOES FERTILE CRESCENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Fertile Crescent

The Fertile Crescent is a crescent-shaped region containing the comparatively moist and fertile land of otherwise arid and semi-arid Western Asia, and the Nile Valley and Nile Delta of northeast Africa. The term was popularized by University of Chicago archaeologist James Henry Breasted. Having originated in the study of ancient history, the concept soon developed and today retains meanings in international geopolitics and diplomatic relations. In current usage, all definitions of the Fertile Crescent include Mesopotamia, the land in and around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The modern-day countries with significant territory within the Fertile Crescent are Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Cyprus, and Egypt, besides the southeastern fringe of Turkey and the western fringes of Iran. The region is often called the cradle of civilization; it saw the development of many of the earliest human civilizations. Some of its technological inventions are writing, glass, the wheel and the use of irrigation. The earliest known western civilizations manifestly arose and flourished using the water supplies and agricultural resources available in the Fertile Crescent.

Definition of Fertile Crescent in the English dictionary

The definition of Fertile Crescent in the dictionary is an area of fertile land in the Middle East, extending around the Rivers Tigris and Euphrates in a semicircle from Israel to the Persian Gulf, where the Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Phoenician, and Hebrew civilizations flourished.

WORDS THAT END LIKE FERTILE CRESCENT

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line of descent
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quiescent
recent
Red Crescent
reminiscent
scent
senescent
the crescent

Synonyms and antonyms of Fertile Crescent in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Fertile Crescent» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FERTILE CRESCENT

Find out the translation of Fertile Crescent to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Fertile Crescent from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Fertile Crescent» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

新月沃地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Creciente Fértil
570 millions of speakers

English

Fertile Crescent
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उपजाऊ अर्द्धचंद्र
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الهلال الخصيب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Плодородный Полумесяц
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Crescente Fértil
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উর্বর ক্রিসেন্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Croissant fertile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Crescent Subur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fruchtbarer Halbmond
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

肥沃な三日月地帯
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비옥 한 초승달
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Fertile Crescent
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Fertile Crescent
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வளமான செம்பிறை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुपीक क्रेसेंट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bereketli Hilal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Mezzaluna Fertile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Żyznego Półksiężyca
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

родючий Півмісяць
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fertile Crescent
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

εύφορη Ημισέληνο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vrugbare Halfmaan
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

bördiga halvmånen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Fertile Crescent
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FERTILE CRESCENT»

The term «Fertile Crescent» is regularly used and occupies the 59.170 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FERTILE CRESCENT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Fertile Crescent

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FERTILE CRESCENT»

Discover the use of Fertile Crescent in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Fertile Crescent and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Fertile Crescent
Ancient and medieval Jewish travelers are brought to poetic life amidst images garnered from the poet's personal journeys crossing the Sahara Desert and voyaging down the Congo River. This title is number 135 of the Essential Poets Series.
Karen Shenfeld, 2005
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The Fertile Crescent, 1800-1914 : A Documentary Economic ...
This is the first comprehensive history and economic analysis of the Fertile Crescent during the 19th century, a region currently encompassing Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and a small part of Turkey.
Charles Issawi Bayard Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Princeton University, 1988
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The eastern wing of the Fertile Crescent: late prehistory of ...
Plant and animal domestication was important in revolutionising the Greater Mesopotamian region.
Stefan Karol Kozłowski, Avi Gopher, 1999
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A History of Ancient Israel and Judah
While the central hill country was the immediate geographical context, however, Israelite and Judean history must be understood also in relation to four broader and overlapping geographical contexts: the Fertile Crescent with Egypt, the ...
James Maxwell Miller, 1986
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Beyond the Fertile Crescent: Late Palaeolithic and Neolithic ...
The natural arc of resourcerich land which forms the 'Fertile Crescent' of SouthWest Asia is regarded as the earliest centre of villagebased farming in the world. Since the 1950s extensive field research has beenundertakenonthe emergence of ...
Andrew Garrard, Brian Byrd, 2013
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The Tigris and Euphrates: Rivers of the Fertile Crescent
This fascinating book follows both rivers from where they begin in Turkey, travel down through northern Syria and Iraq, and join to form the Shatt al Arab before emptying into the Persian Gulf.
Gary G. Miller, 2010
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The Empty Bread Basket: Food and Farming in the Fertile Crescent
The Fertile Crescent, the region encompassing Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine, has, despite its name, historically faced challenges to food security from Imperial powers and, more recently, foreign agribusiness. *BR**BR*The Empty ...
Rami Zurayk, 2011
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Ancient Israel
It was in this Fertile Crescent that the first great civilizations appeared and that man first made the transition from hunting, fishing, and cave dwelling to systematic farming within an organized community. From this focus, the new mode of ...
Harry Meyer Orlinsky, 1960
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Japan under the shoguns, 1185-1868
Discusses the history of Japan during the nearly 700 years when the country was under the rule of military warlords, or shoguns.
Mavis Pilbeam, 1999
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Evolution in Action: Case studies in Adaptive Radiation, ...
... Braidwood who excavated Jarmo (Braidwood and Braidwood 1950) and Cayo ̈n€u (Braidwood et al. 1969) led to the suggestion that agriculture began in the “ hilly flanks of Breasted's 'Fertile Crescent'” (Braidwood and Braidwood 1950 ...
Matthias Glaubrecht, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FERTILE CRESCENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Fertile Crescent is used in the context of the following news items.
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In South Africa, People Painted with Cow Milk Long Before They …
The first herd of domesticated cattle probably lived about 10,500 years ago somewhere in the Fertile Crescent, but the practice of keeping cows ... «Smithsonian, Jul 15»
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Istanbul to host UNESCO's 2016 World Heritage Committee meeting …
... the Upper Tigris River Basin that is part of the so-called Fertile Crescent, the fortified city of Diyarbakir and the landscape around has been an ... «Daily Sabah, Jul 15»
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This Man Saved NYC From an Epic Gang War & Helped Plant the …
While it's certainly true that a whole host of contributing factors led to the Bronx being the fertile crescent for Hip-Hop, it is quite moving to realize ... «Ambrosia For Heads, Jul 15»
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City Walls, Gardens in Diyarbekir Added to UNESCO World Heritage …
Located on an escarpment of the Upper Tigris River Basin which is part of the “Fertile Crescent,” the fortified city of Diyarbekir and the ... «Asbarez Armenian News, Jul 15»
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World-Herald editorial: Water, war and history in Iraq
The world's first recorded “water war” occurred around 4,500 years ago, when a king in ancient Iraq's “Fertile Crescent” diverted irrigation ... «Omaha World-Herald, Jul 15»
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Susa, of Purim story fame, becomes World Heritage Site
The Diyarbakir Fortress in the southeast of Turkey — a major stronghold in the “Fertile Crescent” since the time of Alexander the Great — was ... «The Times of Israel, Jul 15»
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Unesco lists Champagne and Burgundy vineyards as world heritage …
The Diyarbakir Fortress in the southeast of Turkey — a major stronghold in the "Fertile Crescent" since the time of Alexander the Great — was ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Syrian dilemma
FOR SOME time now two major Muslim forces have been fighting for control over the Fertile Crescent. On the one hand, the radical Sunni ISIS ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
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Sites in Denmark, France and Turkey inscribed on UNESCO's World …
... so-called Fertile Crescent, the fortified city of Diyarbakir and the landscape around has been an important centre since the Hellenistic period, ... «UNESCO.org, Jul 15»
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The winter of our discontent: the global canvas, the suburban blight
... southwest Asia, the fertile crescent in which 'civilisation' was born; the trouble with tribbles approach to the migration crises across the planet, ... «eNCA, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Fertile Crescent [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fertile-crescent>. Aug 2019 ».
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