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[lem-nos, -nohs; Greek leem-naws]
  1. a Greek island in the NE Aegean. 186 sq. mi. (480 sq. km). Capital: Myrina.
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Greek Lím·nos [leem-naws] /ˈlim nɔs/.
Related formsLem·ni·an [lem-nee-uh n] /ˈlɛm ni ən/, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • The first abode of Vulcan on earth was in the isle of Lemnos.

    Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology

    Charles K. Dillaway

  • Thus it was that the Athenians and Miltiades took possession of Lemnos.

  • The Cabiri were particularly at home in Lemnos, and afterward in Samothrace.

  • For all these people were settled about Abdera, they also held Lemnos and the islands about Lemnos.

  • The islands of Lemnos and Tenedos were recovered by the Porte.

British Dictionary definitions for lemnos


  1. 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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