melos

[mel-os, -ohs, mee-los, -lohs]

Origin of melos

First recorded in 1730–40, melos is from the Greek word mélos song, tune

Melos

[mee-los, -lohs, mel-os, -ohs; Greek mee-laws]
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).
Also Milo, Milos.
Related formsMe·li·an [mee-lee-uh n, meel-yuh n] /ˈmi li ən, ˈmil yən/, adjective, noun

Melo

[mey-loh; Spanish me-law]
noun
  1. a city in NE Uruguay.
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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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