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[il-ee-uh n, -on] /ˈɪl i ən, -ˌɒn/
Greek name of ancient Troy. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He took and destroyed the city of Ilion, which adhered to Sylla, and recovered a great part of Asia.

  • Not on Ilion's plains; how much less in Mayfair's drawingrooms!

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle
  • Only take heed to my words, and go not in my chariot against the City of Ilion.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • Leaving a garrison there, he took Ilion by force, a name better known than the town, on account of that of the same name in Asia.

  • Ilion and the towers of Pergamus had not yet been reared; the people dwelt low in the valley.

  • At Ilion he was found working by his father and Mr. Frank Newman wiping dishes in the hotel.

    The Criminal Imbecile Henry Herbert Goddard
  • This was also the beginning of Ilion, for at that period the place was nothing more than a country corner.

  • I see the waters black with ships, and the hosts of the Achaians gathered round the walls of Ilion.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • Ilion afterwards decided to postpone production until the final specifications were adopted.

  • Still the body of Hector lay on the ground, and the men of Ilion sought in vain to redeem it from Achilles.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
British Dictionary definitions for Ilion


a transliteration of the Greek name for ancient Troy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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