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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. 2017.
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  • There was one more evidence of war as we drew near to Tenedos, with its medival fortress.

  • Paches reassured them, and sent them in safe custody to Tenedos.

  • He is even now ready to give the island of Tenedos to them—the key to the Dardanelles——'

    Arethusa F. Marion Crawford
  • The islands of Lemnos and Tenedos were recovered by the Porte.

  • Homer describes an island off the coast, named Tenedos, and a mountain near called Mount Ida.

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

    Australia in Arms Phillip F.E. Schuler
  • I have had no sleep since I left Tenedos, but to-night I feel very fresh, although the day has been long and busy.

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

  • Between the last-named mounds we see projecting above the high shores of the gean Sea the island of Tenedos.

    Troy and its Remains Henry (Heinrich) Schliemann
  • Leaving this behind them, they sailed, ostensibly for home, in reality for Tenedos.

    National Epics Kate Milner Rabb
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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