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Zante

[zahn-tee, -tey, zan-]
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noun
  1. a Greek island, off the W coast of Greece: southernmost of the Ionian Islands. 157 sq. mi. (407 sq. km).
  2. a seaport on and the capital of this island.
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Greek Zakynthos.Latin Zacynthus.
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Historical Examples

  • A son of Ithaca or Zante will talk as if he were a true Saxon.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

    Various

  • Since the affair at Zante, the Pacha has had no hand in the matter.

    Asiatic Breezes

    Oliver Optic

  • I grant it; but Mazagan far exceeded his instructions, as he did at Zante.

    Asiatic Breezes

    Oliver Optic

  • On this voyage he was shipwrecked in the Ionian Sea, and was buried on the island of Zante.

    The Spell of Belgium

    Isabel Anderson

  • Corfu, Zante and other Venitian isles formed the confederation.


British Dictionary definitions for zante

Zante

noun
  1. an island in the Ionian Sea, off the W coast of Greece: southernmost of the Ionian Islands; traditionally belonged to Ulysses, king of Ithaca. Pop: 38 957 (2001). Area: 402 sq km (155 sq miles)Latin name: Zacynthus Ancient Greek name: Zakynthos (zəˈkuːnθɒs) Modern Greek name: Zákinthos
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