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  1. Hellenic National Democratic army, a Greek resistance coalition in World War II.

Origin of EDES

< Modern Greek E(thnikós) D(ēmokratikós) E(llēnikós) S(yndésmos)


[ey-dey, ey-dey for 1; ey-duh for 2]
  1. a city in SW Nigeria.
  2. a city in central Netherlands.
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Historical Examples

  • Among them were men like Avery, Crafts, and Edes the printer.

    Old Boston Taverns and Tavern Clubs

    Samuel Adams Drake

  • Edes continued to print the Boston Gazette long after the Revolution.

  • Do you know where the ship-yard that is owned by a man named Edes may be located?

  • Mrs. Edes was past her first youth, but she was undeniably charming.

    The Butterfly House

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • There was one feature of Mrs. Edes' costume which Mrs. Slade resented.

    The Butterfly House

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

British Dictionary definitions for edes


  1. a city in the central Netherlands, in Gelderland province. Pop: 105 000 (2003 est)
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