What does Asia mean?

Asia meaning in Names Dictionary

Name Origin: Greek
Name Gender: Female

Asia meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from Latin Asia, from Greek Asia, speculated is from Akkadian asu "to go completely, to go up," in reference to the sun's rays, therefore "the land associated with sunrise."

Asia meaning in General Dictionary

the biggest continent with 60% of this planet's populace; its joined to European countries from the west to make Eurasia; this is the site of a few of the planet's very first civilizations

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  • the countries for the Asian continent collectively

Asia - Spanish to English


Asia - German to English

Asia [Roman province]

Sentence Examples with the word Asia

It has been suggested that the fact of the conquest of the Amazons being assigned to the two famous heroes of Greek mythology, Heracles and Theseus - who in the tasks assigned to them were generally opposed to monsters and beings impossible in themselves, but possible as illustrations of permanent danger and damage, - shows that they were mythical illustrations of the dangers which beset the Greeks on the coasts of Asia Minor; rather perhaps, it may be intended to represent the conflict between the Greek culture of the colonies on the Euxine and the barbarism of the native inhabitants.

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