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[hahy-met-uh s]
  1. a mountain in SE Greece, near Athens. 3370 feet (1027 meters).
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Related formsHy·met·ti·an, Hy·met·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hymettus

Historical Examples

  • It's like the bees getting drunk on Hybla and Hymettus, you know.

    A Phyllis of the Sierras

    Bret Harte

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

  • I told them I was going over to Hymettus and might want money.

  • In a few minutes they were alongside and made fast to the Hymettus, but, alas!

    With the Zionists in Gallipoli

    John Henry Patterson

  • We have not mingled enough of the honey of Hymettus with our cookery.

    The Art of Entertaining

    M. E. W. Sherwood

British Dictionary definitions for hymettus


  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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