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Thessaly

[thes-uh-lee] /ˈθɛs ə li/
noun
1.
a region in E Greece: a former division of ancient Greece. 5208 sq. mi. (14,490 sq. km).
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Thessalian
[the-sey-lee-uh n, -seyl-yuh n] /θɛˈseɪ li ən, -ˈseɪl yən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
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  • Diomed was the Œtolian sun-god; Achilles was worshipped in Thessaly long before he became the hero of the tale of Troy.

    Short Studies on Great Subjects James Anthony Froude
  • But what will you do in Thessaly besides feasting, as if you had gone to Thessaly to a banquet?

  • The King of Thessaly stood away from the remaining guests, and leant with folded arms and pensive brow against a wreathed column.

    Ixion In Heaven Benjamin Disraeli
  • See,' he went on, 'the majority and the most important of the states of Thessaly are my allies.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • His native place, Tsangarada, is a village of eastern Thessaly, 292 far up among the slopes of the Pindus.

    The Teacher George Herbert Palmer
  • At the moment of his return to Thessaly he had reached the zenith of his greatness.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • Thessaly will be joining us in the evening, too, and I am anxious for you to renew your acquaintance.

  • The Turks are offended at something he has done in Crete or Thessaly.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • It leaves a narrow passage for those who are going from Thessaly to Locris.

  • There was also however a town of that name in the south of Thessaly: Thucyd.

British Dictionary definitions for Thessaly

Thessaly

/ˈθɛsəlɪ/
noun
1.
a region of E Central Greece, on the Aegean: an extensive fertile plain, edged with mountains. Pop: 609 100 (2001). Area: 14 037 sq km (5418 sq miles) Modern Greek name Thessalía (ˌθɛsaˈljia)
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