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  1. a valley in SE Greece, in ancient Argolis.
Related formsNe·me·an [ni-mee-uh n, nee-mee-] /nɪˈmi ən, ˈni mi-/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • This being so, he abandoned his base of Nemea and pushed on to Tegea.



  • Mitsos will go with me as far as Nemea, and they had better join me there to-morrow night.

    The Vintage

    Edward Frederic Benson

  • That night Mitsos slept at Nemea, and all next day travelled across the great inland plain where lie the lakes.

    The Vintage

    Edward Frederic Benson

  • The modern fauna of Nemea, as it strikes the passer-by, is of a lowlier and more harmless kind.

  • With our Northern notions, we are inclined to ask why Olympia and Nemea did not themselves grow into cities.

British Dictionary definitions for nemea


  1. (in ancient Greece) a valley in N Argolis in the NE Peloponnese; site of the Nemean Games, a Panhellenic festival and athletic competition held every other year
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