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[ten-i-dos, -dohs; Greek ten-e-th aws] /ˈtɛn ɪˌdɒs, -ˌdoʊs; Greek ˈtɛn ɛ ðɔs/
an island in the Aegean, near the entrance to the Dardanelles, belonging to Turkey.
Also called Bozcaada. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Paches reassured them, and sent them in safe custody to Tenedos.

  • The islands of Lemnos and Tenedos were recovered by the Porte.

  • The whole of the fleet had lain for days at their anchorage behind Tenedos.

    Australia in Arms Phillip F.E. Schuler
  • He is even now ready to give the island of Tenedos to them—the key to the Dardanelles——'

    Arethusa F. Marion Crawford
  • We were greatly interested in this young lady, who was sent off to Tenedos.

  • By order of the Vice-Admiral this ship is to anchor at Tenedos.

  • Leaving this behind them, they sailed, ostensibly for home, in reality for Tenedos.

    National Epics Kate Milner Rabb
  • From Imbros and Tenedos aeroplanes were rising high in the sky.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • When he went to Troy he was bitten in the foot by a serpent in Tenedos.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • There was one more evidence of war as we drew near to Tenedos, with its medival fortress.

British Dictionary definitions for Tenedos


an island in the NE Aegean, near the entrance to the Dardanelles: in Greek legend the base of the Greek fleet during the siege of Troy Modern Turkish name Bozcaada
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