(redirected from Dionisis)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


 (dī-ə-nĭsh′ē-əs, -nĭsh′əs, -nī′sē-əs) Known as "the Elder." 430?-367 bc.
Tyrant of Syracuse (405-367) noted for his campaigns against the Carthaginians in Sicily. His son Dionysius (395?-343?), known as "the Younger," succeeded him as tyrant in 367 and was exiled in 343 for his despotic rule.


(Biography) called the Elder. ?430–367 bc, tyrant of Syracuse (405–367), noted for his successful campaigns against Carthage and S Italy


(ˌdaɪ əˈnɪʃ i əs, -ˈnɪs-, -ˈnɪʃ əs, -ˈnaɪ si əs)

1. ( “the Elder” ), 431?–367 B.C., Greek soldier: tyrant of Syracuse 405–367.
2. Saint, died A.D. 268, pope 259–268.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dionysius - the tyrant of Syracuse who fought the Carthaginians (430-367 BC)Dionysius - the tyrant of Syracuse who fought the Carthaginians (430-367 BC)


[ˌdaɪəˈnɪsɪəs] NDionisio
References in periodicals archive ?
Marinos Neophytou (saxophone), Kostas Dionisis (guitar) and Malvina Charalambides (voice) came together in 2016 and since then they have been performing their original arrangements of rock, blues and jazz classics to satisfy even the pickiest of music fans.
Truly enough, fascinating people have showed up at her door, including Dionisis Fotopoulos (Greece), Jaloslav Malina (Czech Republic), and Richard Hudson (United Kingdom).
However, many Greek civilians on the same island reacted differently, including Greek baker Dionisis Arvanitakis, who provides around 100 kg of bread daily to migrants and refugees on the island of Kos.
The report quotes Dionisis Papadatos, an owner of a restaurant in downtown Petrich, as saying that the financial crisis forced him to emigrate.
Greek keeper Dionisis Chiotis was the hero of the night having saved two penalties after extra time and giving the 85-year-old Nicosia club a 4-3 win on penalties, after a deserved 1-0 home victory in their last-16 second leg.
Top-scorer Bafetimbi Gomis Goalkeeper Dionisis Chiotis
Dionisis Kolokotsas, HSIA General Manager, "HDL-DH joining HSIA launches our strategy to embrace the wider high tech community in the region.
The youngster drew keeper Dionisis Chiotis and placed the ball beyond his grasp but Nikos Georgeas raced back to clear on the line.
Produced by Anastasios Vasiliou, Dionisis Samiotis.
But Salonika supporters' chief Dionisis Giatras insisted: "The supporters at home games in Salonika have a reputation forbeing very fanatical.
On Wednesday, Phedonos named some of the people he alleged were involved, including prominent businessman Nicos Shacolas, former defence minister Elias Eliades, and Dionisis Malas, father of Akel's presidential candidate Stavros Malas.