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 (lĕz′bŏs, -bōs) also Lés·vos (-vôs)
An island of eastern Greece in the Aegean Sea near the northwest coast of Anatolia. An important Aeolian settlement, Lesbos was noted for its lyric poets, including Sappho, in the seventh century bc. After occupation by various powers, the island was annexed by Greece in 1913.


(Placename) an island in the E Aegean, off the NW coast of Turkey: a centre of lyric poetry, led by Alcaeus and Sappho (6th century bc); annexed to Greece in 1913. Chief town: Mytilene. Pop: 90 642 (2001). Area: 1630 sq km (630 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Lésvos Former name: Mytilene


(ˈlɛz bɒs, -boʊs)

a Greek island in the NE Aegean. 104,620; 836 sq. mi. (2165 sq. km). Cap.: Mytilene. Also called Mytilene .
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Noun1.Lesbos - an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean SeaLesbos - an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry
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
Aeolia, Aeolis - an ancient coastal region of northwestern Asia Minor (including Lesbos) where the Aeolians founded several cities around 1100 BC
Lesbian - a resident of Lesbos
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Later on Menelaus joined us at Lesbos, and found us making up our minds about our course--for we did not know whether to go outside Chios by the island of Psyra, keeping this to our left, or inside Chios, over against the stormy headland of Mimas.
But Achilles slept in an inner room, and beside him the daughter of Phorbas lovely Diomede, whom he had carried off from Lesbos.
Last week, authorities rounded up around 3,000 in the town of Ayvacik, north of Cesme, who were believed to be waiting to make the journey to the Greek island of Lesbos.
Last week authorities rounded up around 3,000 in Ayvacik, who were believed to be waiting to make the journey to Lesbos.
The authorities said the boat carrying Afghan and Syrian people sank en route to the Greek island of Lesbos, near the Ayvacik district of Turkey's western Canakkale province.
We visited (Greek island) Lesbos and started to pick up hundreds of refugees who arrived in dinghies near the stretch of beach," said the 43-year-old father-of-three.
Fourteen people died and a further 27 were rescued by Turkish authorities after their boat sank on its way to the Greek island of Lesbos, Dogan news agency reported on Wednesday.
Dr Nathalie MacDermott, who was recently given a medal for her work with Ebola victims, spent around three weeks helping migrants in Macedonia and on the Greek island of Lesbos.
ATHENS (TAP) - At least three migrants drowned and the Greek coastguard rescued 242 others when their wooden boat sank north of the island of Lesbos on Wednesday, authorities said.
Further north, on the island of Lesbos where most migrants head for, a woman drowned and a further 40 people were rescued from an inflatable dinghy that ran into trouble off the coast.
The site -- launched first in Lesbos, Greece -- provides information about the registration process, available lodging, transportation options, humanitarian services, medical facilities and emergency contact information.