[ pel-uh-puh-nee-suhs ]
/ ˌpɛl ə pəˈni səs /
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a peninsula forming the S part of Greece: seat of the early Mycenaean civilization and the powerful city-states of Argos, Sparta, etc. 8,356 sq. mi. (21,640 sq. km).
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Also Pel·o·pon·nese [pel-uh-puh-neez, -nees], /ˌpɛl ə pəˈniz, -ˈnis/, Pel·o·pon·ne·sos [pel-uh-puh-nee-sos, -sohs, -suhs]. /ˌpɛl ə pəˈni sɒs, -soʊs, -səs/.
Also called Morea.
Origin of Peloponnesus
<Latin <Greek Pelopónnēsos (representing phrase Pélopos nêsos literally, island of Pelops with sn>nn)
OTHER WORDS FROM PeloponnesusPel·o·pon·ne·sian [pel-uh-puh-nee-zhuhn, -shuhn], /ˌpɛl ə pəˈni ʒən, -ʃən/, adjective, noun
Words nearby Peloponnesus
peloid, Pelopidas, Peloponnese, Peloponnesian, Peloponnesian War, Peloponnesus, Pelops, peloria, pelorize, pelorus, pelota
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How to use Peloponnesus in a sentence
In that case, what did he gain by going to the Peloponnesus at all?
Vast numbers of these insects were soon reared in different parts of Greece, particularly in the Peloponnesus.
Again, what are we to say to the minute knowledge of Greece proper and the Peloponnesus, which Homer has displayed?
Because is an old name for the Peloponnesus, or else a large portion of it; whereas the Hellenic name was, as we know, .
Cape Malea is the most southerly point of Laconia in the Peloponnesus, renowned for its storms.The Aeneid of Virgil|Virgil