Nemean Ne"me*an (n[=e]"m[-e]*an; 277), a. [L. Nemeus, fr. Nemea, Gr. Neme`h.] Of or pertaining to Nemea, in Argolis, where the ancient Greeks celebrated games, and Hercules killed a lion. [1913 Webster]

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  • Nemean — (adj.) 1580s, pertaining to Nemea, a wooded valley in Argolis, especially in reference to the lion there, said to have been killed by Herakles. The place name is from Gk. nemos grove …   Etymology dictionary

  • nemean — ˈnēmēən, nə̇ˈm adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin nemeus Nemean (from Greek nemeos, nemeois, from Nemea, valley in northern Argolis in ancient Greece) + English an : of, relating to, or held in Nemea in ancient Greece …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nemean — adjective see Nemea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Nemean — See Nemea. * * * …   Universalium

  • Nemean — adjective Of or pertaining to Nemea, ancient site in the Peloponnese in Greece, associated with certain myths …   Wiktionary

  • nemean — ne·me·an …   English syllables

  • Nemean lion — Hercules slaying the Nemean lion. Detail of a Roman mosaic from Llíria (Spain). Mythology Greek mythology Grouping …   Wikipedia

  • Nemean games — n. a Greek festival held in ancient times every other year at Nemea, consisting chiefly of athletic and musical contests …   English World dictionary

  • Nemean lion — n. Gr. Myth. a fierce lion killed by Hercules as the first of his twelve labors …   English World dictionary

  • Nemean Games — The Nemean Games (Grk. Νέμεα, τὰ) were one of the four Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece, and were held at Nemea every two years (or every third). With the Isthmian Games, the Nemean Games were held both the year before and the year after the… …   Wikipedia

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