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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. 2017.
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  • But a mortal man beheld him, driving straight to Pylos the cattle broad of brow.

    The Homeric Hymns Andrew Lang
  • Great and striking is the difference between Ithaca and Pylos.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • When they were off Pylos he saw there, in that deserted region, a chance to strike a deadly blow at Sparta.

    Vacation days in Greece Rufus B. Richardson
  • 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
  • At this moment Cleon arrived at Pylos with the troops which he had asked for, having sent on word to say that he was coming.

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

  • Then arose Nestor, the clear-voiced orator of Pylos, from whose lips flowed eloquence sweeter than honey.

    Stories from the Iliad H. L. Havell
  • Cleon was at the very height of his power, for he had just made that lucky stroke at Pylos.

    Callias Alfred John Church
  • Soon they left behind them the steep citadel of Neleus and the land of Pylos.

  • 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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