an ancient country along the E coast of the Adriatic. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of illyria

  • In Twelfth Night, twins again, this time male and female, are shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, each believing the other dead.

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    The Old Man and the Sea

    David Farr

    April 9, 2013

  • Shortly after leaving News Corp., Lachlan established a company called Illyria to acquire media and entertainment companies.

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    Rupert Murdoch's Family Reunion

    Peter Lauria

    January 25, 2011

Historical Examples of illyria

British Dictionary definitions for illyria



an ancient region of uncertain boundaries on the E shore of the Adriatic Sea, including parts of present-day Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania
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Word Origin and History for illyria


ancient country on the northeast shore of the Adriatic in modern Croatia; the name is of obscure origin.

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