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Abdera is a genus of Melandryidae, described by Stephens in 1832.

Abdera is a genus of Melandryidae, described by Thomson in 1859.

Abdera is a genus of Melandryidae, described by Thomson in 1859.


  1. Abdera was a major Greek polis on the coast of Thrace. It lay 17 km east-northeast of the mouth of the Nestos River, almost directly opposite the island of Thasos. The site now lies in the Xanthi regional unit of Thrace, Greece. The municipality of Abdera has 19,005 inhabitants.
    • also known as Abdera, Thrace
    • part of Greece
  2. Abdera was an ancient seaport town on the south coast of Spain, between Malaca and Carthago Nova, in the district inhabited by the Bastuli.
    • also known as Abdera, Spain
    • part of Spain


Abdera is a genus of false darkling beetles, in the family Melandryidae. The family is a member of the suborder Polyphaga: Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles.

Phrases with Abdera

Phrases starting with the word Abdera:

  1. Abdera Firma
  2. Abdera Picea
  3. Abdera Undata
  4. Abdera Affinis
  5. Abdera Similis
  6. Abdera Flexuosa
  7. Abdera Bicinctus
  8. Abdera Bifasciata
  9. Abdera Biflexuosa
  10. Abdera Triguttata
  11. Abdera Trisignata

Phrases ending with the word Abdera:

  1. Genus Abdera
  2. Acraea Abdera
  3. Entedon Abdera
  4. Alloxysta Abdera
  5. Apanteles Abdera
  6. Pilielmis Abdera
  7. Eupithecia Abdera
  8. Cerodrillia Abdera
  9. Crassispira Abdera

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Google previewLonely Planet Greece (2016)

by Lonely Planet, Korina Miller, Kate Armstrong, Alexis Averbuck, Carolyn Bain, Michael S Clark, Anita Isalska, Anna Kaminski, Greg Ward, Richard Waters

Abdera Άβδηρα Abdera is an easy, culturepacked day trip from Xanthi, 24km ...

Google previewUniversal Historical Dictionary (1833)

Or Explanation of the Names of Persons and Places in the Departments of Biblical, Political and Eccles. History, Mythology, Heraldry, Biography, Bibliography, Geography, and Numismatics by George Crabb

[Vide Abdera.] ABDARAM (Hist.) a Saracen and king of Spain mentioned by Luitprande, probably the same as Abd'alrahman.

Google previewDictionary of World Philosophy (2013)

by A. Pablo Iannone

a simultaneo Abdera, School of Instead, the distinction involves a conception of experience as any input received from the world around us. A priori is sometimes also applied to proofs or arguments. In this regard, some medieval philosophers ...

Google previewThe Oxford Classical Dictionary (2012)

by Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth, Esther Eidinow

AHG Abdera, a flourishing Greek city east of the Nestus river on the coast of * Thrace (Diod. Sic. 13. 72. 2). It was traditionally founded as a colony of * Clazomenae in 654 BC, a date for which 7th-cent. Greekpottery affords some support.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythology (1998)

by Mike Dixon-Kennedy

Abdera. Greek A prosperous trading port within Thrace whose inhabitants, the Abderans, were synonymous with stupidity, even though the philosophers Democritus and Protagoras lived among them. The city was reputedly founded by ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary: containing an account of the principal proper names mentioned in ancient authors ... Together with an account of coins, weights and measures, etc (1841)

by Charles ANTHON (LL.D.)

litany Teians subsequently returned home; yet Abdera remained no inconsiderable city.

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Small photo of GREECE - CIRCA 1963: A stamp printed in Greece from the "Ancient Greek Coins" issue shows a coin from Abdera, Thrace 5th century B.C. (Griffin and squares), circa 1963. More...

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Video shows what Abdera means. A Thracian town known for the foolishness of its inhabitants.. Abdera pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by ...

Scrabble value of A1B3D2E1R1A1

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