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Peiraeus

[pahy-ree-uh s, pi-rey-]
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noun
  1. Piraeus.

Piraeus

or Pei·rae·us

[pahy-ree-uh s, pi-rey-]
noun
  1. a seaport in SE Greece: the port of Athens.
Greek Peiraievs.
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Examples from the Web for peiraeus

Historical Examples

  • Meanwhile fire-signals had been raised, conveying the alarm to Peiraeus and Athens.

    Stories from Thucydides

    H. L. Havell

  • When Athens became the capital in 1833 the ancient name of The Peiraeus.

  • About 100 factories are established in the neighbourhood of Athens and Peiraeus.

  • The plan was to embark them on forty vessels, which were lying in the dockyards, and make a night-attack on Peiraeus.

  • And in fact, the meditated descent on Peiraeus was neither so wild nor so rash as it may at first sight appear.


British Dictionary definitions for peiraeus

Peiraeus

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Piraeus

Piraeus

Peiraeus

noun
  1. a port in SE Greece, adjoining Athens: the country's chief port; founded in the 5th century bc as the port of Athens. Pop (municipality): 181 933 (2001)Modern Greek name: Piraiévs (ˌpirɛˈɛfs)
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