[ nee-mee-uh ]

  1. a valley in SE Greece, in ancient Argolis.

Other words from Nemea

  • Ne·me·an [ni-mee-uhn, nee-mee-], /nɪˈmi ən, ˈni mi-/, adjective

Words Nearby Nemea Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Nemea in a sentence

  • When the army was collected they set out for Nemea, which was at this time governed by king Lycurgus.

  • But during his pause at Nemea those who shared the opposite policy had time to converge on Mantinea.

    Hellenica | Xenophon
  • The men of Sicyon alone ventured to meet him at Nemea, and them he overthrew in a pitched battle, and erected a trophy.

  • "If Aristophon chose to paint him side by side with the beautiful Nemea, it is no fault of his," said Eudora.

    Philothea | Lydia Maria Child
  • Yet the Nemea and Isthmia acquired a celebrity not much inferior; the Olympic prize counting for the highest of all.

British Dictionary definitions for Nemea


/ (nɪˈmiːə) /

  1. (in ancient Greece) a valley in N Argolis in the NE Peloponnese; site of the Nemean Games, a Panhellenic festival and athletic competition held every other year

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