[lem-nos, -nohs; Greek leem-naws]
- a Greek island in the NE Aegean. 186 sq. mi. (480 sq. km). Capital: Myrina.
Greek Lím·nos [leem-naws] /ˈlim nɔs/.
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To the Lemnian dames, 1120 for my own destruction, will I present the sword.
Dusk is falling on the evening of 23rd April, and you are hovering over the Lemnian harbour of Mudros.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10)
James Edward Parrott
Lemnian, lem′ni-an, adj. pertaining to Lemnos in the gean Sea.
From this barbarous act, the expression Lemnian deeds, Λήμνια ἔργα, became proverbial.
If the latter view is correct, the torch race would be closely akin to the Lemnian fire-ritual which has been mentioned.
- of or relating to the Greek island of Lemnos or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Lemnos
- a Greek island in the N Aegean Sea: famous for its medicinal earth (Lemnian seal). Chief town: Kastron. Pop: 18 104 (2001). Area: 477 sq km (184 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Límnos
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