[ thes-uh-lee ]

  1. a region in E Greece: a former division of ancient Greece. 5,208 sq. mi. (14,490 sq. km).

Other words from Thessaly

  • Thes·sa·li·an [the-sey-lee-uhn, -seyl-yuhn], /θɛˈseɪ li ən, -ˈseɪl yən/, adjective, noun

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How to use Thessaly in a sentence

  • Philip had decided that the horse was useless, and had given orders to have him sent back to Thessaly, where he came from.

  • One year he is making a raid into Macedonia and Thessaly and plundering Larissa.

    Theodoric the Goth | Thomas Hodgkin
  • The people of Thessaly then surrendered to Xerxes as soon as they received his summons.

    Xerxes | Jacob Abbott
  • We have, indeed, in Thessaly, "a large tumulus which contained a silver urn with burned remains."

    Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang
  • It is not at all surprising to find them in Thessaly, so near to the advanced civilization of Greece.

British Dictionary definitions for Thessaly


/ (ˈθɛsəlɪ) /

  1. a region of E Central Greece, on the Aegean: an extensive fertile plain, edged with mountains. Pop: 609 100 (2001). Area: 14 037 sq km (5418 sq miles): Modern Greek name: Thessalía (ˌθɛsaˈljia)

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