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[hel-uh s]
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  1. an area in the southern hemisphere of Mars, appearing as a light region when viewed telescopically from the earth.
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[hel-uh s]
  1. ancient Greek name of Greece.
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Examples from the Web for hellas

Historical Examples

  • You bore me for the good of Hellas—not for your own joy only, mother!

    The Coryston Family

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • Hellas, in a sense, is absolute poetry, as the "Eroica" is absolute music.

  • The third of Shelley's visions of perfection is the climax of Hellas.

  • Yes, but could this ever have happened if Homer had really been the educator of Hellas?

  • The general sentiment of Hellas was opposed to his monstrous fancy.

British Dictionary definitions for hellas


  1. transliteration of the Ancient Greek name for Greece
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