[ hahy-met-uhs ]

  1. a mountain in SE Greece, near Athens. 3,370 feet (1,027 meters).

Other words from Hymettus

  • Hy·met·ti·an, Hy·met·tic, adjective

Words Nearby Hymettus

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How to use Hymettus in a sentence

  • What was her story of going to Hymettus but a lie as transparent as her own?

    The Three Partners | Bret Harte
  • I told them I was going over to Hymettus and might want money.

    The Three Partners | Bret Harte
  • We have not mingled enough of the honey of Hymettus with our cookery.

    The Art of Entertaining | M. E. W. Sherwood
  • Boissier saw trees growing in the gorges on Mount Hymettus, near Athens.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants | Alphonse De Candolle
  • I drank, and wondered: every flower of Hybla and Hymettus must have sent its ghost to swell the soul of that wine!

    Lilith | George MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for Hymettus


/ (haɪˈmɛtəs) /

  1. a mountain in SE Greece, in Attica east of Athens: famous for its marble and for honey. Height: 1032 m (3386 ft): Modern Greek name: Imittós

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