Messenia
geographical name region S Greece in SW Peloponnese bordering on Ionian Sea

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • MESSENIA — provinc. Peloponnesi, versus Austrum inter Laconiam ad Ortum, et Elidem ad Occasum, a Septentrione habens Arcadiam, inter sinus Messeniacum et Cyparissium. Nunc pars est provinc. Belvedere. Sub Turcis …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Messenia — [mə sē′nē ə, məsēn′yə] 1. ancient region in the SW Peloponnesus bordering on the Ionian Sea 2. department of modern Greece in the same general area …   English World dictionary

  • Messenia — For the ancient region, see Messenia (ancient region). Messenia Περιφερειακή ενότητα Μεσσηνίας   Regional unit   …   Wikipedia

  • Messenia — /meuh see nee euh, seen yeuh/, n. a division of ancient Greece, in the SW Peloponnesus: an important center of Mycenaean culture. * * * ▪ department, Greece Modern Greek  Messinía,    ancient district and modern nomós (department) of the… …   Universalium

  • Messenia — noun Also Messinia. A region in southwestern Peloponnese which has its modern capital at Kalamata. The original capital was at Messene …   Wiktionary

  • MESSENIA —    a province of Greece, mainly the fertile peninsula between the Gulfs of Arcadia and Coron; in ancient times the Messenians were prosperous, excited Spartan envy, and after two long wars were conquered in 668 B.C. and fled to Sicily …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Messenia — Mes•se•ni•a [[t]məˈsi ni ə, ˈsin yə[/t]] n. ara geg a division of ancient Greece, in the SW Peloponnesus …   From formal English to slang

  • Messenia — /mɛˈsiniə/ (say me seeneeuh) noun the south western area of the Peloponnesus in southern Greece …   Australian English dictionary

  • Messenia — /meuh see nee euh, seen yeuh/, n. a division of ancient Greece, in the SW Peloponnesus: an important center of Mycenaean culture …   Useful english dictionary

  • Messenia (ancient region) — Messenia Μεσσηνία Region of Ancient Greece Burial chamber, Pylos …   Wikipedia

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