- Greek Pa·trai [pah-tre] /ˈpɑ trɛ/. a seaport in the Peloponnesus, in W Greece, on the Gulf of Patras.
- Gulf of, an inlet of the Ionian Sea in the NW Peloponnesus, 10 miles (16 km) long; 25 miles (40 km) wide.
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One hundred slingers were brought from Ægium, Patras, and Dymæ.The History of Rome, Books 37 to the End
There will then be another journey for you northward to Patras to speak with Germanos.The Vintage
Edward Frederic Benson
A few days previously four Turkish prisoners had been sent by him to Patras.
The mother having expressed the same wish, they were sent to Patras.
After Patras we were more careful (and more proud of our country than ever).Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu
Constance Fenimore Woolson
- a port in W Greece, in the NW Peloponnese on the Gulf of Patras (an inlet of the Ionian Sea): one of the richest cities in Greece until the 3rd century bc; under Turkish rule from 1458 to 1687 and from 1715 until the War of Greek Independence, which began here in 1821. Pop: 193 000 (2005 est)Modern Greek name: Pátrai (ˈpatrɛ)