[lez-bos, -bohs; Greek lez-vaws]
Greek Lés·vos [lez-vaws] /ˈlɛz vɔs/.
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- transliteration of the Modern Greek name for Lesbos
- 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