- an ancient country along the E coast of the Adriatic.
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Examples from the Web for illyria
In Twelfth Night, twins again, this time male and female, are shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, each believing the other dead.The Old Man and the Sea
April 9, 2013
Shortly after leaving News Corp., Lachlan established a company called Illyria to acquire media and entertainment companies.Rupert Murdoch's Family Reunion
January 25, 2011
Supposing that all was safe in his dominions, he accepted the invitation, and went to Illyria.Pyrrhus
What, after all, is that crown of Illyria that you are always talking about?
The name of Illyria had by this time disappeared from history.
Fulvius Flaccus, the consul, subdued the Vardeans in Illyria.The History of Rome, Books 37 to the End
From 1816 to 1849 Laibach was the capital of the kingdom of Illyria.
- an ancient region of uncertain boundaries on the E shore of the Adriatic Sea, including parts of present-day Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania
Word Origin and History for illyria
ancient country on the northeast shore of the Adriatic in modern Croatia; the name is of obscure origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper