Definition of Peloponnesus in English:

Peloponnesus

(also the Peloponnese)

proper noun

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

Origin

From Greek, literally ‘island of Pelops’.

Pronunciation

Peloponnesus

/ˌpɛləpəˈnisəs//ˌpeləpəˈnēsəs/