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Piraeus

or Pei·rae·us

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

Historical Examples

  • It was believed that this supply had been shipped as kerosene from Saloniki to Piraeus.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)

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  • But at my age I can hardly get to the city, and therefore you should come oftener to the Piraeus.

  • After that, Lysander sailed into the Piraeus, and the exiles were readmitted.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • The rest of the Athenian squadron made their escape into the harbour of Piraeus.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • The Dolphin then inquired if he knew the Piraeus (the famous harbor of Athens).


British Dictionary definitions for 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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