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A valley of the northern Peloponnesus in southern Greece. According to legend, Hercules slew a monstrous lion here as the first of his 12 labors.
Ne′me·an adj. & n.
(Placename) (in ancient Greece) a valley in N Argolis in the NE Peloponnese; site of the Nemean Games, a Panhellenic festival and athletic competition held every other year
Ne•me•a(ˈni mi ə)
a valley in SE Greece, in ancient Argolis.
Ne•me•an (nɪˈmi ən, ˈni mi-) adj.