[ aw-lis ]
/ ˈɔ lɪs /
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a port in ancient Boeotia, in E central Greece: the Greek fleet set out from here for Troy during the Trojan War.
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Words nearby Aulis
auld, auld lang syne, Auld Reekie, aulic, aulic council, Aulis, Auliye-Ata, Aulnay-sous-Bois, aulophyte, aulos, Aum
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How to use Aulis in a sentence
Then, inviting all who wished to join them, they started out for Aulis, where they formed a huge army.The Story of the Greeks|H. A. Guerber
Again, the army is represented as assembling twice at Aulis and twice starting for Troy.The Heroic Age|H. Munro Chadwick
For many days the Greek chiefs at Aulis waited for favoring breezes, but none came.
Diana was the goddess of hunting, and there was one of her sacred groves in the neighborhood of Aulis.
It was upon this occasion that the Ithacan king told the story of the serpent devouring the birds at Aulis, as already related.
British Dictionary definitions for Aulis
/ (ˈɔːlɪs) /
an ancient town in E central Greece, in Boeotia: traditionally the harbour from which the Greeks sailed at the beginning of the Trojan war
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