from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of east-central Greece on the Saronic Gulf southwest of Athens. Its port was built in the 5th century B.C. and after extensive development in the mid-19th century became the principal seaport of the country. In ancient times it was connected with Athens by the Long Walls, two parallel walls some 183 m (600 ft) apart. Population: 175,000.
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- proper n. A city in Greece.
From Ancient Greek Πειραιεύς. (Wiktionary)