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Paros

[pair-os; Greek pah-raws]
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noun
  1. a Greek island of the Cyclades, in the S Aegean: noted for its white marble. 77 sq. mi. (200 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for paros

Historical Examples

  • He soon determined to abandon the siege of Paros and return to Athens.

    Darius the Great

    Jacob Abbott

  • The people of Paros acquiesced in this decision, and Timo was set free.

    Darius the Great

    Jacob Abbott

  • The one which he had specially in view, in the first instance, was Paros.

    Darius the Great

    Jacob Abbott

  • This morsel of Paros or Pentelic has to perform the office of a roller.

  • Their style is an imitation of that of Archilochus of Paros.


British Dictionary definitions for paros

Páros

noun
  1. a Greek island in the S Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades: site of the discovery (1627) of the Parian Chronicle, a marble tablet outlining Greek history from before 1000 bc to about 354 bc (now at Oxford University). Pop: 12 853 (2001). Area: 166 sq km (64 sq miles)
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