Nemean

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Nemean Of or pertaining to Nemea, in Argolis, where the ancient Greeks celebrated games, and Hercules killed a lion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nemean Of or pertaining to Nemea, a valley and city situated in the northern part of Argolis, Greece, held by Argos during almost the whole of the historical age of ancient Greece. In the valley was the wood in which, according to tradition, Hercules slew the Nemean lion, which feat is counted one of his twelve labors.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Nemean nē′mē-an pertaining to Nemea, a valley of Argolis in the Peloponnesus, famous for its public games held in the second and fourth of each Olympiad.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Nemeus, fr. Nemea, Gr. Neme`h

Usage

In literature:

But beware of the pleasant grove of Nemean Zeus; for there death's end is destined to befall you.
"Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Homer and Hesiod
These contests were held at four national festivals, the Olympian, the Pythian, the Nemean, and the Isthmean games.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Does the Nemean Lion begin to bristle?
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
We thought it was the Nemean lion, and we have found it is the Augean stable.
"War and the Future" by H. G. Wells
Argolis, city of the Nemean games.
"Legends of Charlemagne" by Thomas Bulfinch
Thus, sir, the Nemean lion met his end, Erewhile the constant curse of beast and man.
"Theocritus" by Theocritus
NEMEAN GAMES, one of the four great national festivals of Greece, and celebrated every other year.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
He killed the Nemean lion.
"Don Orsino" by F. Marion Crawford
The Nemean and Isthmian games did not become notorious or frequented until later even than the Pythian.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
It was a representation of Heracles in the act of tearing the jaws of the Nemean Lion.
"The Æsop for Children" by Æsop
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In news:

Heracles wrestles the Nemean Lion in "Leo," part of Tom Kelly's "Zodiac Series" on display at the Artful Deposit Gallery in Bordentown.
Heracles wrestles the Nemean Lion in "Leo," part of Tom Kelly's " Zodiac Series" on display at the Artful Deposit Gallery in Bordentown.
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