Origin of Peloponnesus
Examples from the Web for peloponnesus
Acarnania marks the line of country, which formed the ordinary route from Thessaly to Peloponnesus.
Pausanias mentions an Omphalus in the Peloponnesus, which was said to have been the middle of that country.
This importation corresponds perhaps with the Dorian invasion of the Peloponnesus.The Races of Man|Joseph Deniker
Marcellus crossed over from Delphi, and the Ætolian council, into Peloponnesus, where lie had summoned a diet of the Achæans.The History of Rome, Books 37 to the End|Titus Livius
Geographically it would appear likely to be in the Peloponnesus.
Word Origin and History for peloponnesus
peninsula of southern Greece, late 15c., from Latin, from Greek Peloponnesos, second element apparently nesos "island" (see Chersonese); first element said to be named for Pelops, son of Tantalus, who killed him and served him to the gods as food (they later restored him to life). The proper name is probably from pellos "dark" + ops "face, eye." But the association with the peninsula name likely is folk etymology. Related: Peloponnesian.