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[hel-uh s] /ˈhɛl əs/
an area in the southern hemisphere of Mars, appearing as a light region when viewed telescopically from the earth.


[hel-uh s] /ˈhɛl əs/
ancient Greek name of Greece. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You bore me for the good of Hellas—not for your own joy only, mother!

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The third of Shelley's visions of perfection is the climax of Hellas.

  • Hellas, in a sense, is absolute poetry, as the "Eroica" is absolute music.

  • Yes, but could this ever have happened if Homer had really been the educator of Hellas?

    The Republic Plato
  • The general sentiment of Hellas was opposed to his monstrous fancy.

    The Republic Plato
  • And will they not be lovers of Hellas, and think of Hellas as their own land, and share in the common temples?

    The Republic Plato
  • Can those who were deemed by many to be the wisest men of Hellas have been out of their minds?

    Meno Plato
  • For on what principle of justice did Xerxes invade Hellas, or his father the Scythians?

    Gorgias Plato
  • Their aim is to reconstruct the work of the great lawgivers of Hellas in a literary form.

    Laws Plato
  • And they are of a quality, too, finer than any other land in Hellas.

    Eryxias An Imitator of Plato
British Dictionary definitions for Hellas


transliteration of the Ancient Greek name for Greece
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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