[ pee-laws; English pahy-los, -lohs ]

  1. Greek name of Navarino.

Words Nearby Pylos Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Pylos in a sentence

  • These men were sailing in their black ship for traffic and for profit to sandy Pylos and to the men of Pylos.

  • But a mortal man noticed him as he drove the wide-browed kine straight towards Pylos.

  • Pallas is still with Telemachus, they continue the voyage together till they reach Pylos, the home of Nestor.

    Homer's Odyssey | Denton J. Snider
  • Pylos is the peace before the fall, Sparta is the peace after the fall, yet with many reminiscences of the latter.

    Homer's Odyssey | Denton J. Snider
  • The story of Penelope and the suitors, with the episode of Telemachus' voyage to Pylos.

    The Odyssey | Homer

British Dictionary definitions for Pylos


/ (ˈpaɪlɒs) /

  1. a port in SW Greece, in the SW Peloponnese; scene of a defeat of the Spartans by the Athenians (425 bc) during the Peloponnesian War and of the Battle of Navarino: Italian name: Navarino Modern Greek name: Pílos See Navarino

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