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a river in W Europe, in N France and W Belgium, flowing NE into the Scheldt River at Ghent. 120 miles (195 km) long.
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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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How to use Lys in a sentence
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|Jace Lacob|April 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Her tomb is said to be still extant, and to be distinguished by a fleur de lys impressed on it by command of the King.
After several turnings the road runs past a small ruined chapel, crosses a river, then turns to the right, and crosses the Lys.Ypres and the Battles of Ypres|Unknown
They bought made-up white silk knotted ties sown with crimson fleurs-de-lys and impaled with a permanent brass horseshoe.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
They will be sure to have put up at the Fleur de Lys, it is the only hostelry where they could find decent accommodation.The Cornet of Horse|G. A. Henty
The gland, which takes all intermediary forms between ball and point, has in the rhinoceros the shape of a gross fleur-de-lys.The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont
British Dictionary definitions for Lys
a variant of lyso-
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