Doris

Doris

[dawr-is, dohr-, dor-]
noun
1.
an ancient region in central Greece: the earliest home of the Dorians.
2.
a region in SW Asia Minor, on the coast of Caria: Dorian settlements.
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Doris

[dawr-is, dohr-, dor-]
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. the wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids.
2.
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “bountiful.”
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doris (ˈdɒrɪs)
 
n
slang a woman
 
[C20: from the girl's name Doris]

Doris1 (ˈdɒrɪs)
 
n
1.  a small landlocked area north of the Gulf of Corinth. Traditionally regarded as the home of the Dorians, it was perhaps settled by some of them during their southward migration
2.  the coastal area of Caria in SW Asia Minor, settled by Dorians

Doris2 (ˈdɒrɪs)
 
n
Greek myth a sea nymph

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DORIS
Doppler orbitography and radiopositioning integrated by satellite
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doris

the alleged mother country of the Dorian conquerors of the Peloponnese. It was a small district in central Greece, lying between Mounts Oeta (modern Oiti) and Parnassus and consisting of a narrow valley nowhere exceeding 4 miles (6 km) in breadth, with only four small townships. Doris had some importance because it commanded the road from Heraclea in Trachis to Amphissa, but its history is mainly made up of minor wars with its equally petty neighbours. In 457 BC the Spartans, admitting the claim of Doris to be the Dorian metropolis, sent an army to help it against the Phocians, and they sent another one to help it against the Oetaeans in 426. Except for mention of its cantonal league in 196 BC, Doris passed early out of recorded history.

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