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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A valley of the northern Peloponnesus in southern Greece. According to legend, Hercules slew a monstrous lion here as the first of his 12 labors.

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  • noun a valley in southeastern Greece where the Nemean Games were held

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Examples

  • These men are obviously professional athletes who, after appearing with some success at the "Nemea," are in training for the impending "Pythia" at Delphi.

    A Day in Old Athens; a Picture of Athenian Life

  • It will feature wines such as a dry Furmint from Hungary or an Agiorgitiko from Domaine Skouras in Nemea, Greece at $40 a bottle.

    May I Recommend: Lessons of Great Sommeliers

  • But she herself was curious to taste the wine from Nemea, new to her, and she praised its delicately sweet bouquet with a slight aftertaste of plums.

    Nutrition

  • Siv had opened a bottle of red wine, a mild 1998 from Nemea, ready to pour into the glasses.

    Nutrition

  • They soared above the mountains of Otherness, over the great dragon reserves of Nemea.

    The Three Furies

  • After all, what was the fine exploit thy husband achieved, if he did kil a hydra in a marsh or that monster of Nemea? which he caught in a snare, for all he says he strangled it to death in his arms.

    Heracles

  • Some unoaked or lightly oaked wines I've enjoyed recently are Marielle et Frédérique from La Tour Boisée, in Minervois, France, and a wine made from the Agiorgitiko grape from Domaine Harlaftis of the Nemea region in Greece.

    Molly Laas: Wine for (Most) Occasions

  • Victors at these games received wreaths or crowns, for example made of olive leaves at Olympia, celery at Nemea, and pine at Isthmia.

    The Augustan Games of Naples

  • The most recent agiorgitiko - based wine I have tried, Red Stag from Domaine Spiropoulos of Nemea is a choice example of what can be done with the grape.

    Molly Laas: Toast the dregs of summer with hot-weather reds

  • After all, what was the fine exploit thy husband achieved, if he did kil a hydra in a marsh or that monster of Nemea? which he caught in a snare, for all he says he strangled it to death in his arms.

    Heracles

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