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 (pĕl′ə-pə-nē′səs) also Pel·o·pon·nese (pĕl′ə-pə-nēz′, -nēs′)
A peninsula forming the southern part of Greece south of the Gulf of Corinth. It was dominated by Sparta until the fourth century bc.

Pel′o·pon·ne′sian (-nē′zhən, -shən) adj. & n.


(ˌpɛl ə pəˈni səs)

also Pel•o•pon•ne•sos

(-sɒs, -soʊs, -səs)

a peninsula forming the S part of Greece: seat of the early Mycenaean civilization and the powerful city-states of Argos, Sparta, etc. 986,912; 8356 sq. mi. (21,640 sq. km).
Also called Morea.
Pel`o•pon•ne′sian (-ʒən, -ʃən) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Peloponnesus - the southern peninsula of GreecePeloponnesus - the southern peninsula of Greece; dominated by Sparta until the 4th century BC
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
Sparta - an ancient Greek city famous for military prowess; the dominant city of the Peloponnesus prior to the 4th century BC
Olympia - a plain in Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese; the chief sanctuary of Zeus and the site of the original Olympian Games