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 (lĕm′nŏs, -nōs, lēm′nôs) also Lím·nos (lēm′nôs)
An island of northeast Greece in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey northwest of Lesbos. Occupied in ancient times by Greeks, the island was later held by Persians, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottoman Turks. It became part of modern Greece in 1913.


(Placename) a Greek island in the N Aegean Sea: famous for its medicinal earth (Lemnian seal). Chief town: Kastron. Pop: 18 104 (2001). Area: 477 sq km (184 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Límnos


(ˈlɛm nɒs, -noʊs)

also Limnos

a Greek island in the NE Aegean. 186 sq. mi. (480 sq. km). Cap.: Myrina.
Lem′ni•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Lemnos - a Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea; famous for a reddish-brown clay that has medicinal properties
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Aegean, Aegean Sea - an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey; a main trade route for the ancient civilizations of Crete and Greece and Rome and Persia
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Nor was his name unheard or unador'd In ancient Greece; and in AUSONIAN land Men call'd him MULCIBER; and how he fell From Heav'n, they fabl'd, thrown by angry JOVE Sheer o're the Chrystal Battlements: from Morn To Noon he fell, from Noon to dewy Eve, A Summers day; and with the setting Sun Dropt from the Zenith like a falling Star, On LEMNOS th' AEGAEAN Ile: thus they relate, Erring; for he with this rebellious rout Fell long before; nor aught avail'd him now To have built in Heav'n high Towrs; nor did he scape By all his Engins, but was headlong sent With his industrious crew to build in hell.
As soon as he had spread the chains all over the bed, he made as though he were setting out for the fair state of Lemnos, which of all places in the world was the one he was most fond of.
Now Venus was just come in from a visit to her father Jove, and was about sitting down when Mars came inside the house, and said as he took her hand in his own, "Let us go to the couch of Vulcan: he is not at home, but is gone off to Lemnos among the Sintians, whose speech is barbarous.
Then Vulcan came up to them, for he had turned back before reaching Lemnos, when his scout the sun told him what was going on.
All day long from morn till eve, was I falling, till at sunset I came to ground in the island of Lemnos, and there I lay, with very little life left in me, till the Sintians came and tended me.
That eve - that eve - I should remember well - The sun-ray dropp'd, in Lemnos, with a spell On th'Arabesque carving of a gilded hall Wherein I sate, and on the draperied wall - And on my eye-lids - O the heavy light
We passed between Lemnos and Mytilene, and saw them as we had seen Elba and the Balearic Isles--mere bulky shapes, with the softening mists of distance upon them--whales in a fog, as it were.
His work included the adjudgment of the arms of Achilles to Odysseus, the madness of Aias, the bringing of Philoctetes from Lemnos and his cure, the coming to the war of Neoptolemus who slays Eurypylus, son of Telephus, the making of the wooden horse, the spying of Odysseus and his theft, along with Diomedes, of the Palladium: the analysis concludes with the admission of the wooden horse into Troy by the Trojans.
This year, ARM TechCon welcomes keynote speakers Mike Muller, CTO at ARM; Simon Segars, CEO at ARM; Danny Kaye, Executive Vice President, Global Research and Technology Strategy at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment; Robert Clark, Senior Director of Development at Oracle, and Eric Klein, Partner at Lemnos Labs; and Colt McAnlis, Developer Advocate at Google.
30pm forty of the eighty sisters were landed from a lighter on to the shore of Lemnos.
Notable hardware accelerators include Lemnos Labs, Highway1, Bolt VC and Lab IX.
The event will feature a panel and audience Q&A with Lisa Ellman, co-chair of Hogan Lovell's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Group and previously of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Jeremy Conrad, founding partner of hardware accelerator Lemnos Labs; with more panelists to be announced.