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[sef-uh-loh-nee-uh, -lohn-yuh]
  1. the largest of the Ionian Islands, off the W coast of Greece. 287 sq. mi. (743 sq. km).
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Greek Ke·fal·li·ní·a [ke-fah-lee-nee-ah] /kɛˌfɑ liˈni ɑ/.
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  • Yet these are the terms in which he wrote to his two correspondents at Cephalonia.

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  • Thus, on his arrival at Cephalonia, he informs us that Robert Guiscard died there.

  • The next island, Cephalonia, is the largest of the Ionian group.

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  • Arriving at Cephalonia he made a journey to Ithaca for a few days.

  • Such was the result of the first council of Cephalonia, if one may venture the allusion.

British Dictionary definitions for cephalonia


Kefallonia (ˌkɛfəˈləʊnɪə)

  1. a mountainous island in the Ionian Sea, the largest of the Ionian Islands, off the W coast of Greece. Pop: 36 404 (2001). Area: 935 sq km (365 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Kephallinía
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