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Syllabification: Pel·o·pon·ne·sus
Pronunciation: /ˌpeləpəˈnēsəs
(also the Peloponnese /ˌpeləpəˈnēz, -ˈnēs/)

Definition of Peloponnesus in English:

The mountainous southern peninsula of Greece, connected to central Greece by the Isthmus of Corinth. Greek name Pelopónnisos.


from Greek, literally 'island of Pelops'.

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