megara


megara

noun

  1. a city in ancient Greece: the chief city of Megaris.
  2. Classical Mythology. a daughter of Creon whose children were slain by her husband, Hercules, in a fit of madness.

noun, plural meg·a·ra [meg-er-uh] /ˈmɛg ər ə/, meg·a·rons. (in pre-Hellenic Greek architecture)

  1. a building or semi-independent unit of a building, generally used as a living apartment and typically having a square or broadly rectangular principal chamber with a porch, often of columns in antis, and sometimes an antichamber or other small compartments.

noun

  1. a town in E central Greece: an ancient trading city, founding many colonies in the 7th and 8th centuries bc. Pop: (municipality): 27 252 (2001)

noun plural -ra (-rə)

  1. a tripartite rectangular room containing a central hearth surrounded by four pillars, found in Bronze Age Greece and Asia Minor

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