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Meaning of Thermopylae

Ther•mop•y•lae

Pronunciation: (thur-mop'u-lē"), [key]
— n.
  1. a pass in E Greece, between the cliffs of Mt. Oeta and the Gulf of Lamia: Persian defeat of the Spartans 480 b.c.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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