[ sal-uh-mis; Greek sah-lah-mees ]
/ ˈsæl ə mɪs; Greek ˌsɑ lɑˈmis /


an island off the SE coast of Greece, W of Athens, in the Gulf of Aegina: Greeks defeated Persians in a naval battle 480 b.c. 39 sq. mi. (101 sq. km).
an ancient city on Cyprus, in the E Mediterranean: the apostle Paul made his first missionary journey to Salamis. Acts 13:5.


Related formsSal·a·min·i·an [sal-uh-min-ee-uh n] /ˌsæl əˈmɪn i ən/, adjective

Definition for salamis (2 of 2)


[ suh-lah-mee ]
/ səˈlɑ mi /


a kind of sausage, originally Italian, often flavored with garlic.

Origin of salami

1850–55; < Italian, plural of salame < Vulgar Latin *salāmen, equivalent to *salā(re) to salt + Latin -men noun suffix; see sal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for salamis (1 of 2)


/ (ˈsæləmɪs) /


an island in the Saronic Gulf, Greece: scene of the naval battle in 480 bc, in which the Greeks defeated the Persians. Pop (municipality): 28 423 (2001). Area: 95 sq km (37 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Salamina (salaˈmiːna)

British Dictionary definitions for salamis (2 of 2)


/ (səˈlɑːmɪ) /


a highly seasoned type of sausage, usually flavoured with garlic

Word Origin for salami

C19: from Italian, plural of salame, from Vulgar Latin salāre (unattested) to salt, from Latin sal salt
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Word Origin and History for salamis



"salted, flavored Italian sausage," 1852, from Italian salami, plural of salame "spiced pork sausage," from Vulgar Latin *salamen, from *salare "to salt," from Latin sal (genitive salis) "salt" (see salt (n.)).

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