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Alea

[ey-lee-uh] /ˈeɪ li ə/
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. an epithet of Athena referring to a sanctuary built in her honor by Aleus.
2.
an ancient city on the E border of Arcadia, near Argolis.
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  • We started at daylight in two canoes, with an ample supply of provisions on board, Nat and I accompanying the young chief Alea.

    The Cruise of the Dainty William H. G. Kingston
  • Alea and her female attendants were by this time able to come on deck.

    The Cruise of the Mary Rose William H. G. Kingston
  • We now set off with Alea and her friends through the woods to the other side of the island.

    The Cruise of the Mary Rose William H. G. Kingston
  • We soon discovered that another double canoe was fitting out to carry Alea to her intended husband.

    The Cruise of the Mary Rose William H. G. Kingston
  • These words made Alea truly happy, and still more so when her father gave her free permission to become the wife of Vihala.

    The Cruise of the Mary Rose William H. G. Kingston
  • Alea, as the daughter of the king, they treated with even more consideration than Vihala.

    The Cruise of the Mary Rose William H. G. Kingston
  • Alea was on the other side of the island when we arrived, so that we had been on shore some time before she appeared.

    The Cruise of the Mary Rose William H. G. Kingston
  • Had we been alone we should have boarded them, but with Mary and Alea on board, we felt it more prudent to avoid them.

    The Cruise of the Mary Rose William H. G. Kingston
  • Alea, a warrior who invented dice at the siege of Troy; at least so Isidore of Seville says.

  • It was not till we were out of sight of the war-canoe, that Mary and Alea awaking, we told them of what had occurred.

    The Cruise of the Mary Rose William H. G. Kingston

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