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[pee-laws; English pahy-los, -lohs]
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  1. Greek name of Navarino.
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Examples from the Web for pylos

Historical Examples

  • Brasidas had long since recovered from the wounds received at Pylos.

    Stories from Thucydides

    H. L. Havell

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for pylos


  1. 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 NavarinoItalian name: Navarino Modern Greek name: Pílos See Navarino
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