Definition of Patras

1. Noun. A port city in western Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese on an inlet of the Ionian Sea; was a major trade center from the 5th century BC to the 3rd century BC; commercial importance revived during the Middle Ages.

Exact synonyms: Patrai
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port

Definition of Patras

1. Proper noun. The capital of the western region of Greece. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patras

Paterson's Curse
Paterson-Brown-Kelly syndrome
Paterson-Kelly syndrome
Pathet Lao
Patois virus
Paton's lines
Patras (current term)
Patrick's test
Patrick Henry
Patrick Victor Martindale White
Patrick White
Patriot's Day
Patriot missile

Literary usage of Patras

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Greece: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Karl Baedeker (1894)
"From Trieste or Brindisi to Patras via Corfu see pp. 4, 5. ... The vessels going direct to Patras steer through the strait hetween ..."

2. The Baptist Missionary Magazine by Executive Committee, Baptist General Convention, American Baptist Missionary Union, Board of Managers (1840)
"on his return to Patras he was again seized with more than usual severity. ... Mr. Love left Patras in compliance with the advice nf his physician, ..."

3. Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal by Edward Robinson, Eli Smith (1841)
"We entered the Bay of Patras, and anchored in its roadstead for some hours. ... Patras is a large straggling village with about inhabitants, ..."

4. Travels in Italy, Greece and the Ionian Islands: In a Series of Letters by Hugh William Williams (1820)
"Patras. Doubts concerning the Antiquities of Ithaca—Appearance of the Ionian Islands ... Coast of the Gulf of Lepanto—Appearance of Patras from the Sea. ..."

5. A History of England from the Conclusion of the Great War in 1815 by Spencer Walpole (1890)
"t _ off Cape winds, off Cape Patras on the evening of the 5th ... Ibrahim, however, foiled in Ibrahims treatment of his purpose of assisting Patras, ..."

6. History of the Greek Revolution by George Finlay (1861)
"A report was spread that Patras was on the eve of capitulating to ... primates and capitans, who had hitherto ineffectually attempted to blockade Patras, ..."

7. The Papacy and the Levant, 1204-1571 by Kenneth M. Setton (1978)
"On Sunday, 5 June, Constantine was given the keys to the city of Patras in the ancient church of S. Andrew amid the rejoicing of the populace. ..."

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