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Eleusis

[ih-loo-sis]
noun
  1. a city in ancient Greece, in Attica.
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Historical Examples

  • Ceremonies at Eleusis, in honour of Demeter, observed with great secrecy.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • Prototype, a procession to Eleusis or elsewhere: the Panathenaic, possibly.

    Cyropaedia

    Xenophon

  • The initiation in the mysteries of Eleusis lasted nine days.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • The festivals of Carthage were said to be similar to those of Eleusis.

  • In Eleusis he killed Cercyon, the Arcadian, in a wrestling match.


British Dictionary definitions for eleusis

Eleusis

noun
  1. a town in Greece, in Attica about 23 km (14 miles) west of Athens, of which it is now an industrial suburbModern Greek name: Elevsís
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Derived FormsEleusinian (ˌɛljʊˈsɪnɪən), noun, adjective
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