Definition of Dodecanese

1. Noun. A group of islands in the southeast Aegean Sea.

Exact synonyms: Dhodhekanisos
Group relationships: Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic
Generic synonyms: Aegean Island
Terms within: Rhodes, Rodhos

Definition of Dodecanese

1. Proper noun. An island chain consisting of twelve main islands including Rhodes, its capital. ¹

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Literary usage of Dodecanese

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

1. Greek Islands by Anne Midgette (1999)
"While it's always difficult to lump groups of islands together, the dodecanese have been forged into a kind of unity through their recent history. ..."

2. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1921)
"It will be remembered that Italy had been in occupation of the dodecanese since the Italo-Turkish War of 1912. The islands were, however, inhabited by a ..."

3. The New Map of Asia (1900-1919) by Herbert Adams Gibbons (1919)
"The basis of the claim of Greece was that the dodecanese logically fell to ... Aside from the question of the dodecanese, Greece felt that it was her duty ..."

4. Venizelos by Herbert Adams Gibbons (1920)
"The inhabitants of the dodecanese had never ceased to protest against the continued occupation of their islands by Italy. During the war they had voted ..."

5. The Things Men Fight for: With Some Application to Present Conditions in Europe by Harry Huntington Powers (1916)
"Ultimately the required coercion was applied by the seizure of twelve islands at the southeastern corner of the ^Egean, the so-called dodecanese. ..."

6. Florida: Gulf Coast by Don Philpott (2003)
"... Greek, Overlooking the River) 10 dodecanese Tarpon Sp. Blvd ... Lively traditional Greek taverna serving Greek dishes and seafood) 735 dodecanese Blvd, ..."

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