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.
- Sal·a·min·i·an [sal-uh-min-ee-uhn], /ˌsæl əˈmɪn i ən/, adjective
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How to use Salamis in a sentence
At the battle of Salamis, that navy had entrapped and smashed the Persian fleet.
In 410 B.C., some seven decades after their defeat at Salamis, the Persians jumped back into the “great game” of Aegean rivalry.
The Greek fire is not extinguished; it burns to-day as bright and pure as ever at Salamis or Marathon.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
Of his other large pictures, the “Naval Battle at Salamis” caused a special stir through its sinking harem.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
The Isthmus of Corinth was west of Salamis, some fifteen miles, across the bay.
British Dictionary definitions for Salamis
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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