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[pee-laws; English pahy-los, -lohs] /ˈpi lɔs; English ˈpaɪ lɒs, -loʊs/
Greek name of Navarino. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Brasidas had long since recovered from the wounds received at Pylos.

  • Nĕs' tor—the leader of the warriors of Pylos, in southwestern Greece.

  • Great and striking is the difference between Ithaca and Pylos.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • Even here in Pylos he challenges the supremacy of the Olympians.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • I came from distant Pylos, and went about among them, for they would have me come, and I fought as it was in me to do.

    The Iliad Homer
  • Supposed to have been f. by Andracmon of Pylos or by Mopsus.

  • So Ereuthalion wore them, and challenged the men of Pylos to fight with him.

    Stories of the Old world Alfred John Church
  • Cleon was at the very height of his power, for he had just made that lucky stroke at Pylos.

    Callias Alfred John Church
  • He then sought Pylos in the northern promontory of the mainland.

    Vacation days in Greece Rufus B. Richardson
  • Apparently the home of Nestor in Pylos was not so rich and lordly.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for Pylos


a port in SW Greece, in the SW Peloponnese; scene of a defeat of the Spartans by the Athenians (425 bc) during the Peloponnesian War and of the Battle of Navarino Italian name Navarino Modern Greek name Pílos See Navarino
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