Definitions

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

  • n. The satellite of Neptune that is fifth in distance from the planet.

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  • proper n. A city in north-central Greece, the capital of Thessaly.
  • proper n. A nymph with a local cult near the city of Larissa.
  • proper n. A female given name (after the mythological character and a 4th century Greek Orthodox martyr).
  • proper n. A moon of Neptune.

Etymologies

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

After Larissa, daughter of Pelasgos (a member of the ruling family in Argos in Ancient Greece).

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From Ancient Greek Λάρισσα.

Examples

  • X. X.nophon leads the Retreat of the Ten Thousand, 2; passes by the runs of Calah and Nineveh, which he calls Larissa and

    Chaldea From the Earliest Times to the Rise of Assyria

  • Thessalian now called Larissa finds Lyta's deranged body and takes her into protective custody.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • I was on the verge of calling Larissa to ask what I was missing.

    Certain Girls

  • There was a lady in there called Larissa, who is the great Stalin handwriting expert in the world.

    Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (Part 2)

  • The city, situated at the foot of Mount Ida, not far from the River Lethe, was first called Larissa, afterwards Cremnia, then Gortys, and finally Gortyna.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Replying upon this proof of his popularity, Philip's partisans invited Philocles, and during the night he seized a hill which commanded the city; the stronghold was called Larissa ..

    The History of Rome, Vol. IV

  • When the ten thousand Greeks marched over this plain in their celebrated retreat, (404 B.C.) they found in one part, a ruined city called Larissa; and in connection with it, Xenophon, their leader and historian, describes what is now the pyramid of Nimroud.

    Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)

  • Detective Inspector Matthew Gibbs told the trial on Monday that police had not been able to trace a cleaner called Larissa, who Mr Devine claimed had cleaned the flat for him.

    BBC News - Home

  • [Sorry, I didn't get the date of that conference.] > At that meeting, the matter of the mail-in and provisional ballots and, more specifically, the "Larissa" decision of two years ago, which has a bearing upon mail-in and provisional ballots, were raised.

    Anchor Rising

  • ps: my name is twice on the mr.link thing cause I forgot to put the blog name. if you can delete the one that only says "Larissa" its ok...

    Book Chick City

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