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[nee-mee-uh] /ˈni mi ə/
a valley in SE Greece, in ancient Argolis.
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[ni-mee-uh n, nee-mee-] /nɪˈmi ən, ˈni mi-/ (Show IPA),
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  • The valley of Nemea was infested by a terrible lion; Eurystheus ordered Hercules to bring him the skin of this monster.

  • This being so, he abandoned his base of Nemea and pushed on to Tegea.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • Yet the Nemea and Isthmia acquired a celebrity not much inferior; the Olympic prize counting for the highest of all.

  • Mitsos will go with me as far as Nemea, and they had better join me there to-morrow night.

    The Vintage Edward Frederic Benson
  • If, with Mr. Dawkins, we trace out the retreat of the lion from Europe, we see at Nemea one very important stage in his retreat.

    Studies of Travel - Greece Edward A. Freeman
  • But, besides the memories of Nemea and the thoughts which it suggests, there is the temple itself.

    Studies of Travel - Greece Edward A. Freeman
  • "If Aristophon chose to paint him side by side with the beautiful Nemea, it is no fault of his," said Eudora.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • The cavalcade leaves Chorbati to make its way to Corinth by way of Nemea.

    Studies of Travel - Greece Edward A. Freeman
  • With our Northern notions, we are inclined to ask why Olympia and Nemea did not themselves grow into cities.

    Studies of Travel - Greece Edward A. Freeman
  • When the army was collected they set out for Nemea, which was at this time governed by king Lycurgus.

British Dictionary definitions for Nemea


(in ancient Greece) a valley in N Argolis in the NE Peloponnese; site of the Nemean Games, a Panhellenic festival and athletic competition held every other year
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