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

  • See Tínos.


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  • For when they were returning from the games over Pelias dead he slew them in sea-girt Tenos and heaped the earth round them, and placed two columns above, one of which, a great marvel for men to see, moves at the breath of the blustering north wind.

    The Argonautica

  • He was the commander of a trireme from the small Aegean island of Tenos, one of the many islands that had sent ships to Xerxes after Artemisium and Thermopylae.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • With the addition of the trireme from Tenos, they represented twenty-three city-states, from Athens, which had 180 triremes at Salamis, to Seriphos, which provided a penteconter.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • While these were doing thus, the Delians also had left Delos and fled away to Tenos; and when the armament was sailing in thither, Datis sailed on before and did not allow the ships to anchor at the island of Delos, but at Rhenaia on the other side of the channel; and he himself, having found out by inquiry where the men of Delos were, sent a herald and addressed them thus:

    The History of Herodotus

  • After this Andros is left out, for the Carystians are those who bring them to Tenos, and the Tenians to Delos.

    The History of Herodotus

  • Themistocles, and went to the other commanders and captains of the galleys, and encouraged them to engage; yet they did not perfectly assent to him, till a galley of Tenos, which deserted from the

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • N. of Tenos; it forms an eparchy in the modern kingdom of Greece.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

  • Last year her daughter had been seized with epilepsy, and she vowed to carry in this way this offering to the Madonna of Tenos if she would cure her daughter.

    Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing

  • It is situated at Tenos, and Miss Hamilton tells us what she saw during her visit there in 1906:

    Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing

  • These evidently were coming to Tenos as a last resource, when doctors were of no avail.

    Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing


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