nemean

Nemea

[nee-mee-uh]
noun
a valley in SE Greece, in ancient Argolis.

Nemean [ni-mee-uhn, nee-mee-] , adjective
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Nemea (nɪˈmiːə)
 
n
(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

Nemean (nɪˈmiːən)
 
adj
of or relating to the valley of Nemea in ancient Greece or its inhabitants

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Nemean
1588, "pertaining to Nemea, a wooded valley in Argolis, esp. in ref. to the lion there, said to have been killed by Herakles. The place name is from Gk. nemos "grove."
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