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The expression Black Sea has a not known and sure explanation today; possible are:

- The Black Sea has frequently strong storms; in the antiquity and Middle Age, up to 20th century the navigation was frequently dangerous; and bad was associated with black.

- During winter and under clouds the sea surface appear as black.

- In the Middle age Turks associated kara (black) with the North.

- The Scythic origin of the name seems not credible.

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