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Hellespont

[hel-uh-spont]
noun
  1. ancient name of the Dardanelles.
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Related formsHel·les·pont·ine [hel-uh-spon-tin, -tahyn] /ˌhɛl əˈspɒn tɪn, -taɪn/, adjective
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Historical Examples of hellespont

  • When love has to breast the Hellespont it feels its most impassioned thrill.

    The Hunted Outlaw

    Anonymous

  • This done, the rest of the generals hastened back to the Hellespont.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • Some were already in the Hellespont, where they had been left as guardships by Pasippidas, or else at Antandrus.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • Agesilaus resolved to act upon it, and despatched Lysander to the Hellespont.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • Such was the state of affairs in the Hellespont, so far at least as Athens and Sparta are concerned.

    Hellenica

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British Dictionary definitions for hellespont

Hellespont

noun
  1. the ancient name for the Dardanelles
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