[ foh-sis ]
/ ˈfoʊ sɪs /
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an ancient district in central Greece, N of the Gulf of Corinth: site of Delphic oracle.
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Words nearby Phocis
phobophobia, Phobos, Phocaea, phocine, Phocion, Phocis, phocomelia, phoebe, Phoebus, Phoenicia, Phoenician
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How to use Phocis in a sentence
The two young men are friends: Pylades of Phocis, and Orestes, who is thought to be dead.The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4|Lucian of Samosata
In Phocis was Κυῤῥα, Currha, where Apollo Κυῤῥαιος was honoured; which names were more commonly expressed Κιῤῥα and Κιῤῥαιος.
Pausanias, speaking of a cavern in Phocis, says, that it was particularly sacred to Aphrodite.
At daybreak they reached the summit, where a thousand Greeks from Phocis had been stationed as a guard.
Sparta at that moment had a strong army under Cleombrotus, one of its two kings, in Phocis, on the frontier of Bœotia.
British Dictionary definitions for Phocis
/ (ˈfəʊsɪs) /
an ancient district of central Greece, on the Gulf of Corinth: site of the Delphic oracle
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