Pelion

[ pee-lee-uh n; Greek pee-lee-awn ]
/ ˈpi li ən; Greek ˈpi li ɔn /
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noun

Mount, a mountain near the E coast of Greece, in Thessaly. 5252 feet (1600 meters).

Idioms

    pile/heap Pelion on Ossa,
    1. to make matters worse; aggravate or compound a situation.
    2. to engage in vain or futile efforts.

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Pelion

/ (ˈpiːlɪən) /

noun

a mountain in NE Greece, in E Thessaly. In Greek mythology it was the home of the centaurs. Height: 1548 m (5079 ft)Modern Greek name: Pílion
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