- 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.
- a kind of sausage, originally Italian, often flavored with garlic.
Origin of salami
Examples from the Web for salamis
At the battle of Salamis, that navy had entrapped and smashed the Persian fleet.Persian Fire and Rubicon (Full)
September 23, 2012
In 410 B.C., some seven decades after their defeat at Salamis, the Persians jumped back into the “great game” of Aegean rivalry.Iran Arms Race in Ancient Times Echoes Today
April 12, 2012
Since he went to Salamis in search of you, I have not seen him until late this evening.
At midnight, Pericles came, to accompany Anaxagoras to Salamis.
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.
- 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)
- a highly seasoned type of sausage, usually flavoured with garlic
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.)).