- a river in W Europe, in N France and W Belgium, flowing NE into the Scheldt River at Ghent. 120 miles (195 km) long.
- a combining form meaning “lysis,” “decomposition,” used in the formation of compound words: lysin.
Origin of lys-
From Greek; see origin at lysis
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Examples from the Web for lys
Essos is also home to the archipelagos of Braavos and Lys, cities Pentos, Asshai, Yi Ti, and the Shadow Lands.Game of Thrones for Dummies
April 13, 2011
You do not mean that you are returning to the Lys de France!
From my open window I gazed across the street at the Lys de France.
This is thought to be due to the quality of the water in the Lys River.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
He was told to hold the line of the Lys if he could, but not to risk a big fight.1914
John French, Viscount of Ypres
The last male Lys in the direct line was gathered to his fathers.The Angel
Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
- a variant of lyso-
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