Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island of southeast Greece in the southern Aegean Sea. It is the smallest of the Cyclades Islands and was traditionally considered sacred to Apollo.

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  • proper n. An island of the Cyclades, Greece.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek Δῆλος (Dēlos) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Plus the island of Delos is a short (15 min?) boat ride away, if you need to escape the frivolity of it all and see some history.

    calling in favours

  • Here they profess that the god was born; the neighboring mountain is called Delos, and there the river Melas comes again into a channel; behind the temple rise two springs, admirable for the sweetness, abundance, and coolness of the streams; one they call Phoenix, the other Elaea, even to the present time, as if Lucina had not been delivered between two trees, but fountains.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Something called the Delos, a private yacht, I should imagine, and, as you say, sinking.

    Santorini

  • First called Ortygia (Quail Island), the islet rose from the sea according to myths and later received its new name Delos, which means revealed or brought to light.

    American Chronicle

  • The primary slave market in ancient Greece was on an island in the Aegean sea known as "Delos".

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • There the myths say that the god was born; and the neighbouring mountain is called Delos, and there the overflowings of the river Melas cease, while behind the temple there flow two springs remarkable for the sweetness, coldness, and volume of their waters, which we up to this day call, the one "The

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume II

  • For me it must be the old beat up paperback of King Kong by Delos W. Lovelace I found under a desk in junior high while enduring detention.

    Voice Of The Fans: What's The Best Media Tie-in Novel?

  • My Italian friend and publisher Silvio Sosio at Delos Books says that a good illustration must tell the story inside the book, in some way tell a story "by itself", autonomously, not work just as a static representation.

    MIND MELD: Recent SF/F/H Book Covers That Blow Us Away

  • On some pages, one third of the names are "Anonymous", many are fake ( "Frank Poole", "Heywood Floyd", "Delos D. Harriman" etc.), and none of them can be verified.

    NASA Watch: January 2009 Archives

  • There was also room for lots of enterprising independents (e.g. Hyperion and Chandos in the UK, Delos and Bridge in the US).

    Laurence Vittes: Want to Know More About Classical Music? Read Joe Staines' Rough Guide to Classical Music

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