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  1. a poetic name used by the ancient Greeks for Italy and by the Romans for Spain or beyond
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Word Origin

Latin, from Greek: land of the west, from hesperos western
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Examples from the Web for hesperia

Historical Examples

  • Other counties in the state have taken up the Hesperia idea.

    Chapters in Rural Progress

    Kenyon L. Butterfield

  • Hercules would never have been so successful if she'd been that of Hesperia.

  • The office-houses were without the tower Hesperia, of one storey high.

  • Many heroes heard of the beautiful land, Hesperia, and of the wonderful apples growing there, and sailed westward to find them.

  • In western Michigan the annual gathering at Hesperia is known far and wide as "the big meeting."

    Chapters in Rural Progress

    Kenyon L. Butterfield