- ancient name for the land that lies between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (in modern Iraq), from Greek mesopotamia (khora), literally "a country between two rivers," from fem. of mesopotamos, from mesos "middle" (see medial (adj.)) + potamos "river" (see potamo-).
In 19c. the word sometimes was used in the sense of "anything which gives irrational or inexplicable comfort to the hearer," based on the story of the old woman who told her pastor that she "found great support in that comfortable word Mesopotamia" ["Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable," 1870]. The place was called Mespot (1917) by British soldiers serving there in World War I. Related: Mesopotamian.
- 1. Mesopotamia was probably the first region of the world where humans gained mastery over major rivers.
- 2. Greek literature major form - myth, circulated a thick Mesopotamia atmosphere.
- 希腊文学的重要形式 — 神话, 散发着浓厚的美索不达米亚气息.
- 3. Water Gulf region, Iraq has the Euphrates and Tigris in Mesopotamia.
- 海湾地区缺水, 伊拉克却拥有幼发拉底河与底格里斯的两河流域.
- 4. Fighting spreads to central Mesopotamia.
- 5. Woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC.
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