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Elis

[ee-lis]
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noun
  1. an ancient country in W Greece, in the Peloponnesus: site of the ancient Olympic Games.
  2. the capital of this country.
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Eli

[ee-lahy]
noun
  1. a Hebrew judge and priest. I Sam. 1–4.
  2. Also El·ie [el-ee] /ˈɛl i/. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “height.”
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Historical Examples

  • The best of his works is the Olympian Zeus, made at Elis after his exile.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • It should be mentioned that the city of Elis had previously been in a state of disruption.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • The Arcadians were presently engaged on another campaign against Elis.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • The above scanty details comprise all that is known of Elis Wyn.

  • With all these the Visions of Elis Wyn have more or less connection.


British Dictionary definitions for elis

Elis

noun
  1. an ancient city-state of SW Greece, in the NW Peloponnese: site of the ancient Olympic games
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Eli

noun
  1. Old Testament the highest priest at Shiloh and teacher of Samuel (I Samuel 1–3)
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Word Origin and History for elis

Eli

masc. proper name, in Old Testament, the name of a high priest of Israel, teacher of Samuel, from Hebrew, literally "high."

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