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Melos

[mee-los, -lohs, mel-os, -ohs; Greek mee-laws]
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noun
  1. a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the SW Aegean: statue, Venus de Milo, found here 1820. 51 sq. mi. (132 sq. km).
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Also Milo, Milos.
Related formsMe·li·an [mee-lee-uh n, meel-yuh n] /ˈmi li ən, ˈmil yən/, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for melian

Historical Examples

  • Socrates the Melian, and Chrephon, who knows the footprints of fleas.

    Aristotle and Ancient Educational Ideals

    Thomas Davidson

  • On the principles of the Melian dialogue he is best out of the way.

    Euripedes and His Age

    Gilbert Murray

  • The men who spoke in the Melian Dialogue were full of what they considered "Sophia."

    Euripedes and His Age

    Gilbert Murray

  • The same is the case with Melian white, because there is said to be a mine of it in Melos, one of the islands of the Cyclades.

  • And he even took one of the captive Melian women for his mistress, and brought up a child which he had by her.


British Dictionary definitions for melian

Melos

noun
  1. an island in the SW Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades: of volcanic origin, with hot springs; centre of early Aegean civilization, where the Venus de Milo was found. Pop: 4771 (2001). Area: 132 sq km (51 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Mílos
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