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English > 1 sense of the word Ellas:
NOUNlocationEllas, Greece, Hellenic Republica republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula
English > Ellas: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningA republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil.
SynonymsGreece, Hellenic Republic
Instance ofBalkan country, Balkan nation, Balkan stateAny one of the countries on the Balkan Peninsula
Member ofEuropean Union, EU, European Community, EC, European Economic Community, EEC, Common Market, EuropeAn international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation / cooperation among its members
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATOAn international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
MembersGrecianA native or resident of Greece
Greek, HelleneA native or inhabitant of Greece
Part ofEuropeThe 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia)
PartsAchaeaA region of ancient Greece on the north coast of the Peloponnese
ActiumAn ancient town on a promontory in western Greece
Aegina, AiginaAn island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic Gulf
ArcadiaA department of Greece in the central Peloponnese
ArgosAn ancient city in southeastern Greece
Athens, Athinai, capital of Greece, Greek capitalThe capital and largest city of Greece
Athos, Mount AthosAn autonomous area in northeastern Greece that is the site of several Greek Orthodox monasteries founded in the tenth century
AtticaThe territory of Athens in ancient Greece where the Ionic dialect was spoken
BoeotiaA district of ancient Greece to the northwest of Athens
Chios, KhiosAn island in the Aegean Sea off the west coast of Turkey
Corinth, KorinthosThe modern Greek port near the site of the ancient city that was second only to Athens
Crete, KritiThe largest Greek island in the Mediterranean
Cyclades, KikladhesA group of over 200 islands in the southern Aegean
DelphiAn ancient Greek city on the slopes of Mount Parnassus
Dodecanese, DhodhekanisosA group of islands in the southeast Aegean Sea
DorisA small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken
EpirusAn ancient area on the Ionian Sea that flourished as a kingdom in the 3rd century BC
Ithaca, IthakiA Greek island to the west of Greece
LaconiaAn ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern Peloponnesus
Lemnos, LimnosA Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea
Lesbos, Lesvos, MytileneAn island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea
MycenaeAn ancient city is southern Greece
NemeaA valley in southeastern Greece where the Nemean Games were held
Olympus, Mount Olympus, Mt. Olympus, OlimbosA mountain peak in northeast Greece near the Aegean coast
Parnassus, Mount Parnassus, Liakoura(Greek mythology) a mountain in central Greece where (according to Greek mythology) the Muses lived
Peloponnese, Peloponnesus, Peloponnesian PeninsulaThe southern peninsula of Greece
Rhodes, RodhosA Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10 miles off the Turkish coast
Saronic Gulf, Gulf of AeginaA gulf of the Aegean on the southeastern coast of Greece
Stagira, StagirusAn ancient town of Greece where Aristotle was born
Thessalia, ThessalyA fertile plain on the Aegean Sea in east central Greece
Thessaloniki, Salonika, Salonica, ThessalonicaA port city in northeastern Greece on an inlet of the Aegean Sea
Region ofActiumThe naval battle in which Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian's fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC
Bacchus(classical mythology) god of wine
Balkan WarsTwo wars (1912-1913) that were fought over the last of the European territories of the Ottoman Empire and that left the area around Constantinople (now Istanbul) as the only Ottoman territory in Europe
ChaeroneaA battle in which Philip II of Macedon defeated the Athenians and Thebans (338 BC) and also Sulla defeated Mithridates (86 BC)
Greek, Hellenic, Hellenic languageThe Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
Lepanto, Battle of LepantoTurkish sea power was destroyed in 1571 by a league of Christian nations organized by the Pope
Leuctra, battle of LeuctraThebes defeated Sparta in 371 BC
Mantinea, MantineiaThe site of three famous battles among Greek city-states
Marathon, battle of MarathonA battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians
Midas(Greek legend) the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into gold
Navarino, battle of NavarinoA decisive naval battle in the War of Greek Independence (1827)
Pharsalus, battle of PharsalusCaesar defeated Pompey in 48 BC
Revolutionary Organization 17 November, 17 NovemberA Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization in Greece that is violently opposed to imperialism and capitalism and NATO and the United States
Revolutionary People's Struggle, ELAAn extreme leftist terrorist group formed in Greece in 1971 to oppose the military junta that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974
Sisyphus(Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill
Thermopylae, battle of ThermopylaeA famous battle in 480 BC
Trojan Horse, Wooden HorseA large hollow wooden figure of a horse (filled with Greek soldiers) left by the Greeks outside Troy during the Trojan War
cacodemon, cacodaemonAn evil spirit
choragus(ancient Greece) leader of a group or festival
dithyramb(ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus)
eudemon, eudaemon, good spiritA benevolent spirit
laurel, laurel wreath, bay wreath(antiquity) a wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory
loanblend, loan-blend, hybridA word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., 'monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
optative mood, optativeA mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope / hope
paean, pean(ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
pantheon(antiquity) a temple to all the gods
sibyl(ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet
souvlaki, souvlakiamade of lamb
torch race(ancient Greece) in which a torch is passed from one runner to the next
SpanishGrecia, República Helénica
CatalanGrecia, Grècia

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