[muh-see-nee-uh, -seen-yuh]


a division of ancient Greece, in the SW Peloponnesus: an important center of Mycenaean culture. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of messenia

  • Traveling alone, each member of the Crypteia would inevitably cross the Taygetos [mountain] range and slip into Messenia.

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    September 23, 2012

Historical Examples of messenia

British Dictionary definitions for messenia



the southwestern area of the Peloponnese in S Greece
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