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[puh-tras, pa-truh s] /pəˈtræs, ˈpæ trəs/
Greek Patrai
[pah-tre] /ˈpɑ trɛ/ (Show IPA)
. a seaport in the Peloponnesus, in W Greece, on the Gulf of Patras.
Gulf of, an inlet of the Ionian Sea in the NW Peloponnesus, 10 miles (16 km) long; 25 miles (40 km) wide. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • One hundred slingers were brought from Ægium, Patras, and Dymæ.

  • There will then be another journey for you northward to Patras to speak with Germanos.

    The Vintage Edward Frederic Benson
  • A few days previously four Turkish prisoners had been sent by him to Patras.

    Byron Richard Edgcumbe
  • The mother having expressed the same wish, they were sent to Patras.

    Byron Richard Edgcumbe
  • After Patras we were more careful (and more proud of our country than ever).

    Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • Let him write to me at Mr. Strané's, English consul, Patras.

  • At this point, you change cars on your way from Patras to Olympia.

  • Zeno was intended for the church, and was presented by the pope with the reversion of a rich prebendal stall at Patras.

  • The fugitive Turks were invested within the walls of Tripolitza, Patras, and other strong towns.

  • Megaspelaion makes a far better centre than Patras would, as it is so much nearer Tripoli.

    The Vintage Edward Frederic Benson
British Dictionary definitions for Patras


/pəˈtræs; ˈpætrəs/
a port in W Greece, in the NW Peloponnese on the Gulf of Patras (an inlet of the Ionian Sea): one of the richest cities in Greece until the 3rd century bc; under Turkish rule from 1458 to 1687 and from 1715 until the War of Greek Independence, which began here in 1821. Pop: 193 000 (2005 est) Modern Greek name Pátrai (ˈpatrɛ)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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