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[thes-uh-lee] /ˈθɛs ə li/
a region in E Greece: a former division of ancient Greece. 5208 sq. mi. (14,490 sq. km).
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[the-sey-lee-uh n, -seyl-yuh n] /θɛˈseɪ li ən, -ˈseɪl yən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But what will you do in Thessaly besides feasting, as if you had gone to Thessaly to a banquet?

  • At the moment of his return to Thessaly he had reached the zenith of his greatness.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • See,' he went on, 'the majority and the most important of the states of Thessaly are my allies.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • The Turks are offended at something he has done in Crete or Thessaly.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • To ride well is to recreate the fabulous centaur of Thessaly.

    Dwellers in the Hills Melville Davisson Post
  • There was also however a town of that name in the south of Thessaly: Thucyd.

  • One year he is making a raid into Macedonia and Thessaly and plundering Larissa.

    Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin
  • The King of Thessaly looked up, and beheld a most beautiful youth.

    Ixion In Heaven Benjamin Disraeli
  • There are traditions of his heroism connected with Thessaly (Thebes) and Locris, also.

  • The survivors of his army Artabazos led away to Thessaly to join Mardonios.

British Dictionary definitions for Thessaly


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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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