Definitions

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  • proper noun Another name for Lesbos.
  • proper noun The capital of Lesbos.

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  • noun an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Μυτιλήνη (Mutilēnē).

Examples

  • In hours that were eternal, they rounded the head and were in Mytilene harbor … and saw the other trireme, Cleon’s best, still off loading.

    The One Handed Rower of Myonnesus « A Fly in Amber

  • The usage of the word 'lesbian' to refer to gay women originated from the ancient Greek poetess Sappho, who lived on the island of Lesbos (also called Mytilene) in 6th century BC.

    Daily News

  • He continued the war and took Mytilene, then captured the small but crucial island of Tenedos at the mouth of the Hellespont.

    Alexander the Great

  • While he was besieging the town of Mytilene on Lesbos, Memnon suddenly fell ill and died.

    Alexander the Great

  • While he was besieging the town of Mytilene on Lesbos, Memnon suddenly fell ill and died.

    Alexander the Great

  • While he was besieging the town of Mytilene on Lesbos, Memnon suddenly fell ill and died.

    Alexander the Great

  • Memnon had taken the fleet north from Cos after his defeat at Halicarnassus and seized the island of Chios, then sailed to Lesbos, which he captured except for the chief town of Mytilene.

    Alexander the Great

  • He continued the war and took Mytilene, then captured the small but crucial island of Tenedos at the mouth of the Hellespont.

    Alexander the Great

  • From there, they they made their way to the coast opposite the Greek island of Mytilene.

    Armed EU guards to patrol Greece-Turkey border

  • Memnon had taken the fleet north from Cos after his defeat at Halicarnassus and seized the island of Chios, then sailed to Lesbos, which he captured except for the chief town of Mytilene.

    Alexander the Great

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