Definition of Ilion

1. Noun. An ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War.

Exact synonyms: Ilium, Troy
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Anatolia, Asia Minor
Member holonyms: Dardan, Dardanian, Trojan
Derivative terms: Trojan

Definition of Ilion

1. Noun. (obsolete spelling of ilium) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ilion

iliocostalis muscle
iliocostalis thoracis
iliofemoral ligament
iliofemoral triangle
iliohypogastric nerve
iliolumbar artery
iliolumbar ligament
iliolumbar vein
ilion (current term)
iliopectineal arch
iliopectineal fascia
iliopectineal fossa
iliopectineal ligament
iliopelvic sphincter
iliopsoas muscle

Literary usage of Ilion

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1. Troja: Results of the Latest Researches and Discoveries on the Site of Homer by Heinrich Schliemann, Archibald Henry Sayce (1884)
"SCHLIEMANN has asked me to reprint the following paper as an Appendix to his new book on ilion. It is practically a reply to the attack volunteered by ..."

2. Schliemann's Excavations: An Archaeological and Historical Study by Karl Schuchardt, Eugénie Sellers Strong (1891)
"Accordingly, our description of these remains will only be a short one, especially as the Hellenistic and Roman ilion shows in its buildings, monuments, ..."

3. Century Readings for a Course in English Literature by John William Cunliffe, Karl Young (1915)
"PAST RUINED ilion Past ruined ilion Helen lives, (1831) Alcestis rises from the shades; Verse calls them forth; 'tis verse that gives Immortal youth to ..."

4. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1915)
"... entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the village of ilion,' in relation to the number of policemen and the ..."

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