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Meaning of ISTHMIAN

Pronunciation:  'ismeeun

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

ISTHMIAN is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.