an ancient country in W Greece, in the Peloponnesus: site of the ancient Olympic Games.
the capital of this country.
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How to use Elis in a sentence
Xenophon also attests to the love between young men being prevalent in places like Thebes and Elis.Hoplite: The Remarkable Citizen-Soldier of Ancient Greece | Dattatreya Mandal | August 2, 2022 | Realm of History
But when they reached Elis they were confronted by an unexpected opponent.
Salmoneus of Elis was punished for having presumptuously claimed divine honours.The Aeneid of Virgil | Virgil
As he spoke, Elis mother noticed that he carried surveying instruments, and his clothing was weather-stained and worn.Boys and Girls of Colonial Days | Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Yes, you must come in and share our supper, and stop with us in the cabin as long as you like, Elis mother added.Boys and Girls of Colonial Days | Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Nestor's kingdom is on the western side of the Peloponnesos, to the south of Elis.The Heroic Age | H. Munro Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for Elis
an ancient city-state of SW Greece, in the NW Peloponnese: site of the ancient Olympic games
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