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[sam-uh-threys] /ˈsæm əˌθreɪs/
a Greek island in the NE Aegean.
Greek Samothrake
[sah-maw-thrah-kee] /ˌsɑ mɔˈθrɑ ki/ (Show IPA)
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[sam-uh-threy-shuh n] /ˌsæm əˈθreɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We had reached the foot of the stairs that lead to the Victory of Samothrace.

    The Choice of Life

    Georgette Leblanc
  • The Cabiri were particularly at home in Lemnos, and afterward in Samothrace.

  • Headless, Nike of Samothrace is still symbolic of the glory of prevailing.

    Riviera Towns

    Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • One which is brought from the Island of Samothrace, and is purple like the cloak of Csar.

    Salom Oscar Wilde
  • He advises him to yield to Antiochus and retire to Samothrace.

  • They arrived that day at Galepsus, and the next at Samothrace, to which they were bound.

  • It was as though some one had engaged the Victory of Samothrace to enact the part.

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • For centuries it lay in fragments in the ruins surrounding a temple in Samothrace.

    Greek Sculpture Estelle M. Hurll
  • Analogous rites proved that they were also in Lesbos and Samothrace.

  • Samothrace, a mountainous, bleak island in the Ægean Sea, NW.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
British Dictionary definitions for Samothrace


a Greek island in the NE Aegean Sea: mountainous. Pop: 2723 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Samothrace

Aegean island, from Samos + Thrace, representing the sources of two waves of settlers who came to the island in ancient times.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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