Peloponnesus

[ pel-uh-puh-nee-suhs ]
/ ˌpɛl ə pəˈni səs /

noun

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 Peloponnesus

Pel·o·pon·ne·sian [pel-uh-puh-nee-zhuhn, -shuhn], /ˌpɛl ə pəˈni ʒən, -ʃən/, adjective, noun
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