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[il-ee-uh n, -on]
  1. Greek name of ancient Troy.
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Examples from the Web for ilion

Historical Examples

  • Only take heed to my words, and go not in my chariot against the City of Ilion.

    Museum of Antiquity

    L. W. Yaggy

  • Not on Ilion's plains; how much less in Mayfair's drawingrooms!

    Past and Present

    Thomas Carlyle

  • If one woman's lovely face could bring a thousand ships to Ilion, why should not another's drive men to madness in Steynholme?

  • Time will hereafter be thine to bewail thy belovéd;Home into Ilion borne—many tears may of right be his portion!

  • He took and destroyed the city of Ilion, which adhered to Sylla, and recovered a great part of Asia.

British Dictionary definitions for ilion


  1. a transliteration of the Greek name for ancient Troy
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