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Nemea

[nee-mee-uh] /ˈni mi ə/
noun
1.
a valley in SE Greece, in ancient Argolis.
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Nemean
[ni-mee-uh n, nee-mee-] /nɪˈmi ən, ˈni mi-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • But beware of the pleasant grove of nemean Zeus; for there death's end is destined to befall you.'

  • It was a representation of Heracles in the act of tearing the jaws of the nemean Lion.

  • Hercules forced his way through the snowed-up entrance, and tried to seize the brute as he had seized the nemean lion.

    Gods and Heroes R. E. Francillon
  • We thought it was the nemean lion, and we have found it is the Augean stable.

    War and the Future H. G. Wells
  • Not long after he competed at the nemean Games and was victor in the racing.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • The first task that Eurystheus gave the hero was to procure the skin of a monstrous lion that inhabited the nemean forest.

  • The principal among these were the Pythian, nemean, and Isthmian games, though there were various others of less importance.

  • His nemean lion skin will be of cloth of gold, and his buskins of the same material.

  • It was like Hercules going into the nemean forest to cut himself a club.

    Charles Sumner Centenary Archibald H. Grimke
  • She was just losing herself in the rhythm and splendor of a "nemean" when a eunuch interrupted with his salaam.

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
British Dictionary definitions for nemean

Nemean

/nɪˈmiːən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the valley of Nemea in ancient Greece or its inhabitants

Nemea

/nɪˈmiːə/
noun
1.
(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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Word Origin and History for nemean

Nemean

adj.

1580s, "pertaining to Nemea," a wooded valley in Argolis, especially in reference to the lion there, said to have been killed by Herakles. The place name is from Greek nemos "grove."

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