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Meaning of ISTHMIAN

Pronunciation:  'ismeeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of or relating to or forming an isthmus
 

ISTHMIAN is a 8 letter word that starts with I.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Isth"mi*an\, a. [L. Isthmius, Gr. ?. See {Isthmus}.]
Of or pertaining to an isthmus, especially to the Isthmus of
Corinth, in Greece.

{Isthmian games} (Gr. Antiq.), one of the four great national
   festivals of Greece, celebrated on the Isthmus of Corinth
   in the spring of every alternate year. They consisted of
   all kinds of athletic sports, wrestling, boxing, racing on
   foot and in chariots, and also contests in music and
   poetry. The prize was a garland of pine leaves.

 

 

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