geographical name ancient city NE Greece in Macedonia on Chalcidice Peninsula

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  • OLYNTHUS — urbs Macedoniae, seu Thraciae, cui a Xenophonte attribuitur, quondam maxima, inter Athon montem et Pallenen urbem a Mecybernâ oppid. 20. stad. teste Suidâ. in Sithonia regione. Rebus omnibus aucta et ornata, quemadmodum de ea, intertia Verrina,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Olynthus — [ō lin′thəs] city in ancient Greece, on the Chalcidice Peninsula …   English World dictionary

  • Olynthus — For the butterfly genus, see Olynthus (butterfly). Ruins of ancient Olynthus. Olynthus (Ancient Greek: Όλυνθος, named for the olunthos, a fig which ripens early; the area abounded in figs) was an ancient city of Chalcidice, built mostly …   Wikipedia

  • Olynthus — Olynthiac /oh lin thee ak /, Olynthian, adj., n. /oh lin theuhs/, n. an ancient city in NE Greece, on the Chalcidice Peninsula. * * * Ancient Greek city, on the Chalcidice Peninsula, northeastern Greece. From the late 5th century BC it was the… …   Universalium

  • Olynthus — Stadterweiterung von Olynth auf dem Nordhügel Kieselmosaik in einem Haus vom Nordhügel Olynth (griechisch Όλυνθος …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • olynthus — n. [Gr. olynthus, unripening fig] (PORIFERA) In calcareous forms, a post settlement stage; in asconoid forms, remains as adult form …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • olynthus — olyn·thus …   English syllables

  • Olynthus — O•lyn•thus [[t]oʊˈlɪn θəs[/t]] n. geg an ancient city in NE Greece, on the Chalcidice Peninsula O•lyn′thi•an, adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • Olynthus — /oʊˈlɪnθəs/ (say oh linthuhs) noun an ancient city in north eastern Greece, on Chalcidice Peninsula …   Australian English dictionary

  • olynthus — ōˈlin(t)thəs noun ( es) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek olynthos fig : a young calcareous sponge immediately after fixation of the free larva where it resembles a vase in form and has a simple and asconoid body wall compare ascon * * * Olynthiac …   Useful english dictionary

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