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  • Nemean — Ne me*an (n[=e] m[ e]*an; 277), a. [L. Nemeus, fr. Nemea, Gr. Neme h.] Of or pertaining to Nemea, in Argolis, where the ancient Greeks celebrated games, and Hercules killed a lion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nemean — (adj.) 1580s, pertaining to Nemea, a wooded valley in Argolis, especially in reference to the lion there, said to have been killed by Herakles. The place name is from Gk. nemos grove …   Etymology dictionary

  • nemean — ˈnēmēən, nə̇ˈm adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin nemeus Nemean (from Greek nemeos, nemeois, from Nemea, valley in northern Argolis in ancient Greece) + English an : of, relating to, or held in Nemea in ancient Greece …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nemean lion — Hercules slaying the Nemean lion. Detail of a Roman mosaic from Llíria (Spain). Mythology Greek mythology Grouping …   Wikipedia

  • Nemean games — n. a Greek festival held in ancient times every other year at Nemea, consisting chiefly of athletic and musical contests …   English World dictionary

  • Nemean lion — n. Gr. Myth. a fierce lion killed by Hercules as the first of his twelve labors …   English World dictionary

  • Nemean Games — The Nemean Games (Grk. Νέμεα, τὰ) were one of the four Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece, and were held at Nemea every two years (or every third). With the Isthmian Games, the Nemean Games were held both the year before and the year after the… …   Wikipedia

  • Nemean lion — noun (Greek mythology) an enormous lion strangled by Hercules as the first of his 12 labors • Topics: ↑Greek mythology • Hypernyms: ↑mythical monster, ↑mythical creature * * * Class. Myth. a powerful lion strangled by Hercules as one of his… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nemean Games — noun the ancient Panhellenic games held biennially at Nemea in the second and fourth years of each Olympiad • Hypernyms: ↑agon * * * one of the great national festivals of ancient Greece, held at Nemea in the second and fourth year of each… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nemean — adjective see Nemea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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