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Salamis

[sal-uh-mis; Greek sah-lah-mees]
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noun
  1. 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).
  2. an ancient city on Cyprus, in the E Mediterranean: the apostle Paul made his first missionary journey to Salamis. Acts 13:5.
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Related formsSal·a·min·i·an [sal-uh-min-ee-uh n] /ˌsæl əˈmɪn i ən/, adjective

salami

[suh-lah-mee]
noun
  1. a kind of sausage, originally Italian, often flavored with garlic.
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Origin of salami

1850–55; < Italian, plural of salame < Vulgar Latin *salāmen, equivalent to *salā(re) to salt + Latin -men noun suffix; see sal
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  • Since he went to Salamis in search of you, I have not seen him until late this evening.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • At midnight, Pericles came, to accompany Anaxagoras to Salamis.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • Then I went, and on the third day I came to the great city of Salamis, that is also on the sea.

    Cleopatra

    H. Rider Haggard

  • The flight of the Athenians to Salamis had not been a willing resort.

  • He was informed that the inhabitants were either at Salamis or with the fleet.


British Dictionary definitions for salamis

Salamis

noun
  1. 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)
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salami

noun
  1. a highly seasoned type of sausage, usually flavoured with garlic
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Word Origin

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

salami

n.

"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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