[ lez-bos, -bohs; Greek les-vaws ]
/ ˈlɛz bɒs, -boʊs; Greek ˈlɛs vɔs /
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Greek Lés·vos [les-vaws] /ˈlɛs vɔs/ .
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How to use Lesbos in a sentence
Certain authors wander into far-away countries for their subjects: to Sodom and Lesbos.Contemporary Russian Novelists|Serge Persky
Theophrastus, of Lesbos, was a fullers son, and wrote a book on plants.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre
Next we pass the ancient island of Lesbos, one of the most beautiful in the Ægean Sea.Cities of the Dawn|J. Ewing Ritchie
She also got possession of several islands; and among others, of Lesbos and Samothracia, in which last she founded an asylum.
And when the Persians succeeded, it is not credible, that they should apply to an oracle at Lesbos, or to an oracle of Greece.
British Dictionary definitions for Lesbos
/ (ˈlɛzbɒs) /
an island in the E Aegean, off the NW coast of Turkey: a centre of lyric poetry, led by Alcaeus and Sappho (6th century bc); annexed to Greece in 1913. Chief town: Mytilene. Pop: 90 642 (2001). Area: 1630 sq km (630 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Lésvos Former name: Mytilene
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