- a group of Greek islands in the S Aegean. 1023 sq. mi. (2650 sq. km).
Greek Ki·klá·dhes [kee-klah-th es] /kiˈklɑ ðɛs/.
- a tunic or surcoat, longer in back than in front, worn over armor in the Middle Ages.
- a similar, full-length garment worn by women.
- a round robe with an elaborately ornamented border, worn by women in ancient Rome.
Origin of cyclas
1825–35; < Medieval Latin, Latin < Greek kyklás, noun use of kyklás encircling, akin to kýklos cycle
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Examples from the Web for cyclades
For of these islands, that is the Cyclades, not one was as yet subject to Dareios.The History Of Herodotus
Originally, there were said to be twelve Cyclades, but many others were added to them.
The island of Santorin or Thera, is the southernmost of the Cyclades.The Wonder Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Edwin J. Houston
I have seen it on Greek vases, and among the sailors of the Cyclades and on the Bosphorus.Alone
Figs are also abundant, especially in Messenia and in the Cyclades.
- a group of over 200 islands in the S Aegean Sea, forming a department of Greece. Capital: Hermoupolis (Ermoupoli, on Syros). Pop: 112 615 (2001). Area: 2572 sq km (993 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Kikládhes
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