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Thessaly

[thes-uh-lee]
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noun
  1. a region in E Greece: a former division of ancient Greece. 5208 sq. mi. (14,490 sq. km).
Related formsThes·sa·li·an [the-sey-lee-uh n, -seyl-yuh n] /θɛˈseɪ li ən, -ˈseɪl yən/, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for thessalian

Historical Examples

  • For the rest, his hospitality to foreigners and his magnificence were on a true Thessalian scale.

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  • With a Thessalian hat of this kind Ismene appears in "Œdipus in Kolonos."

  • They met the Thessalian army, but were defeated and driven back.

  • The Thessalian and Ætolian ambassadors were then admitted to audience.

  • It seems rather a Macedonian and Thessalian use of the word.


British Dictionary definitions for thessalian

Thessalian

adjective
  1. of or relating to the Greek region of Thessaly or its inhabitants
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Thessaly

Thessaly

noun
  1. a region of E Central Greece, on the Aegean: an extensive fertile plain, edged with mountains. Pop: 609 100 (2001). Area: 14 037 sq km (5418 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Thessalía (ˌθɛsaˈljia)
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