[ muh-see-nee-uh, -seen-yuh ]
/ məˈsi ni ə, -ˈsin yə /
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a division of ancient Greece, in the SW Peloponnesus: an important center of Mycenaean culture.
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How to use Messenia in a sentence
Traveling alone, each member of the Crypteia would inevitably cross the Taygetos [mountain] range and slip into Messenia.Persian Fire and Rubicon (Full)|David Frum|September 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Besides these mistakes, he says that Nabis started on his return from Messenia by the gate on the road to Tegea.
This unexpected resistance so frightened the Helots, that they hastily withdrew into Messenia.The Story of the Greeks|H. A. Guerber
In like manner there were πεδια Ηλυσια in Egypt, Messenia, and in the remoter parts of Iberia.
That moonbeam falling on the letters had raised Messenia before him, and its struggle against the Spartan oppression.Romola|George Eliot
Cresphontes wished to have the fertile Messenia, and induced his brother to acquiesce in a trick which secured it to him.Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold|Matthew Arnold
British Dictionary definitions for Messenia
/ (məˈsiːnɪə) /
the southwestern area of the Peloponnese in S Greece
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