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[nahy-duh s]
  1. an ancient city in SW Asia Minor, in Caria: the Athenians defeated the Spartans in a naval battle near here 394 b.c.
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Related formsCni·de·an, adjective
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Historical Examples of cnidus

  • Phryne served as a model to Praxiteles, for his Venus of Cnidus.

    Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World


  • Eudoxus of Cnidus, a famous astronomer and physician of the 4th century B. C.


    Marcus Aurelius

  • Cnidus and Halicarnassus on the coast were colonized by Dorians.

  • Cnidus lay on the western edge of a long and narrow promontory.

  • At Teuthea in Achaea she was worshipped as the goddess of the woodland pasture, and at Cnidus as the nurturer of the hyacinth.

    The Sacred Tree

    J. H. Philpot

British Dictionary definitions for cnidus


  1. an ancient Greek city in SW Asia Minor: famous for its school of medicine
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