Greek Sa·mo·thra·ke [sah-maw-thrah-kee] /ˌsɑ mɔˈθrɑ ki/.
Related formsSam·o·thra·cian [sam-uh-threy-shuh n] /ˌsæm əˈθreɪ ʃən/, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for samothrace

Historical Examples of samothrace

  • We had reached the foot of the stairs that lead to the Victory of Samothrace.

    The Choice of Life

    Georgette Leblanc

  • The Cabiri were particularly at home in Lemnos, and afterward in Samothrace.

  • Headless, Nike of Samothrace is still symbolic of the glory of prevailing.

    Riviera Towns

    Herbert Adams Gibbons

  • One which is brought from the Island of Samothrace, and is purple like the cloak of Csar.


    Oscar Wilde

  • He advises him to yield to Antiochus and retire to Samothrace.

British Dictionary definitions for samothrace


  1. a Greek island in the NE Aegean Sea: mountainous. Pop: 2723 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for samothrace


Aegean island, from Samos + Thrace, representing the sources of two waves of settlers who came to the island in ancient times.

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