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Locris

[loh-kris]
noun
  1. either of two districts in the central part of ancient Greece.
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Related formsLo·cri·an, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples of locrian

  • The Locrian virgins were sent there when the Persians were masters of the country.

    The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3)

    Strabo

  • He was a native of Himera in Sicily, but possibly a Locrian by descent.

  • There are two heroes of this name, of whom one is a Locrian, while the other belongs to Salamis.

    The Heroic Age

    H. Munro Chadwick

  • Aias, the son of Telamon, is clearly a 'doublet' of the Locrian Aias; and so forth.

    The Heroic Age

    H. Munro Chadwick

  • Echecrates seems to have been the Locrian philosopher to whom Plato is believed to have gone for some of his early instruction.


British Dictionary definitions for locrian

Locrian

Lokrian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Locris, an ancient region of central Greece, or its inhabitants
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Locris
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Locris

Lokris

noun
  1. an ancient region of central Greece
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