From the Classical Latin Mesopotamia, from the Koine Greek Μεσοποταμία, a feminine substantive form of the adjective μεσοποτάμιος, from the Ancient Greek μέσος + ποταμός + -ιος, so called because Mesopotamia is located between the rivers Euphrates and Tigris. Also used as a translation of the Ancient Hebrew נַהֲרַיִם, the dual form of נָהָר.
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