Definition of Lesbos

1. Noun. An island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry.

Exact synonyms: Lesvos, Mytilene
Group relationships: Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic, Aeolia, Aeolis
Generic synonyms: Aegean Island
Member holonyms: Lesbian

Definition of Lesbos

1. Proper noun. The classical name for the island of Greece in the north-eastern Aegean Sea. ¹

2. Noun. (plural of lesbo) ¹

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Definition of Lesbos

1. lesbo [n] - See also: lesbo

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lesbos

Leriche's operation
Lermoyez' syndrome
Lerner homeostasis
Leroy Robert Paige
Lesbos (current term)
Leser-Trelat sign
Leslie Howard
Leslie Howard Stainer
Leslie Richard Groves
Leslie Townes Hope
Lesotho monetary unit
Lespedeza bicolor

Literary usage of Lesbos

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

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... conquest of that city by Mohammed II he took refuge with the Prince of Lesbos, ... and skill succeeded in saving the independence of Lesbos for a time. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1831)
"According to tradition, Lesbos, son of Lap- ithas, and grandson of ... To the present day, the oil and figs of Lesbos are accounted the best in the ..."

3. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (1854)
"22. the Ath. sail against Lesbos, 23, i. Asty- ochus sails too late to succour it, § 2. the Ath. had taken Mytilene, § 4. ..."

4. The Works of the Rev. Joseph Bingham by Joseph Bingham, Richard D. Bingham (1855)
"Carolus a Sancto Paulo reckons four dioceses in Lesbos itself. 1. ... which sometimes had bishops of their own, and sometimes were united to Lesbos. ..."

5. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"Lesbos, or MYTILENE, a Turkish island in the ^Egean Sea, lies 10 miles from the coast of Asia Minor, north of the Gulf of Smyrna. It is triangular in shape, ..."

6. Lectures on Ancient History: From the Earliest Times to the Taking of by Barthold Georg Niebuhr (1852)
"He undertook the conquest of Lesbos, and succeeded in taking ... a group of islands near the coast of Lesbos, containing an Aeolian town. ..."

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