[nak-sos, -sohs, -suh s; Greek nah-ksaws]


a Greek island in the S Aegean: the largest of the Cyclades group. 169 sq. mi. (438 sq. km). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of naxos

  • She was left—alone on Naxos now—while James went sharply to his papers.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • Moreover also Naxos compelled them, since it had not been conquered at the former time.

  • I think also you have seen Naxos, or at any rate Hyria, which is close here.

  • The reduction of Naxos was but the commencement of the victories of Cimon.

  • Naxos, however, was short-lived compared with the other cities.

    Vistas in Sicily

    Arthur Stanley Riggs

British Dictionary definitions for naxos



a Greek island in the S Aegean, the largest of the Cyclades: ancient centre of the worship of Dionysius. Pop: 18 188 (2001). Area: 438 sq km (169 sq miles)
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