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Chios

[kahy-os, -ohs, kee-; Greek khee-aws]
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noun
  1. a Greek island in the Aegean, near the W coast of Turkey. 322 sq. mi. (834 sq. km).
  2. a seaport on and the capital of this island.
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Greek Khios.
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Historical Examples

  • She had faith in Chios, but would he be firm amidst the temptations which beset him?

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  • This was told to Chios by an old woman with whom the minstrel lodged.

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  • As they passed the gateway, Endora, the witch, stood by and gazed at the girl and Chios.

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  • Yes, if she were doomed, she would be damned beneath the shelter of Chios.

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  • She has refused to aid me, even when Chios pleads for me, and he—what of him?

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British Dictionary definitions for chios

Chios

noun
  1. an island in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Turkey: belongs to Greece. Capital: Chios. Pop: 51 936 (2001). Area: 904 sq km (353 sq miles)
  2. a port on the island of Chios: in ancient times, one of the 12 Ionian city-states. Pop (municipality): 25 671 (2001).
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Modern Greek name: Khíos
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