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Thessaly

[thes-uh-lee]
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noun
  1. a region in E Greece: a former division of ancient Greece. 5208 sq. mi. (14,490 sq. km).
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Related formsThes·sa·li·an [the-sey-lee-uh n, -seyl-yuh n] /θɛˈseɪ li ən, -ˈseɪl yən/, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • But what will you do in Thessaly besides feasting, as if you had gone to Thessaly to a banquet?

    Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates

    Plato

  • At the moment of his return to Thessaly he had reached the zenith of his greatness.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • See,' he went on, 'the majority and the most important of the states of Thessaly are my allies.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • The Turks are offended at something he has done in Crete or Thessaly.

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • To ride well is to recreate the fabulous centaur of Thessaly.

    Dwellers in the Hills

    Melville Davisson Post


British Dictionary definitions for thessaly

Thessaly

noun
  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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