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[dee-los, del-ohs]
  1. a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the SW Aegean: site of an oracle of Apollo.
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Examples from the Web for delos

Historical Examples

  • Has the ship6 arrived from Delos, on the arrival of which I must die?

    Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates


  • Thus it was not unreasonable that Delos should be moved, which was before unmoved.

  • Now in this Island of Delos there lived also the lady named Leto.

  • But much more about them is reported by the people of Delos than by any others.

  • It was to this Delos that Datis determined to restore the golden statue.

    Darius the Great

    Jacob Abbott

British Dictionary definitions for delos


  1. a Greek island in the SW Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades: a commercial centre in ancient times; the legendary birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Area: about 5 sq km (2 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Dhílos
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