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Dodona

[duh-doh-nuh]
noun
  1. an ancient town in NW Greece, in Epirus: the site of a famous oracle of Zeus.
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Related formsDo·do·nae·an, Do·do·ne·an, Do·do·ni·an [dohd-n-ee-uh n, duh-doh-nee-uh n] /ˌdoʊd nˈi ən, dəˈdoʊ ni ən/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for dodona

Historical Examples

  • This I heard from the priests at Thebes, and what follows is said by the prophetesses 52 of Dodona.

    The History Of Herodotus

    Herodotus

  • This I heard from the priests at Thebes, and what follows is said by the prophetesses of Dodona.

  • It was thus with the most primitive god of Greek mythology, Zeus of Dodona.

    History of Ancient Art

    Franz von Reber

  • You see, therefore, from this that the origin of Dodona was exclusively Irish!

  • Hence at Dodona it is to the Bœotians only that men deliver oracles.


British Dictionary definitions for dodona

Dodona

noun
  1. an ancient Greek town in Epirus: seat of an ancient sanctuary and oracle of Zeus and later the religious centre of Pyrrhus' kingdom
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Derived FormsDodonaean or Dodonean (ˌdəʊdəʊˈniːən), adjective
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