[sey-mos, sam-ohs; Greek sah-maws]
- a Greek island in the E Aegean. 194 sq. mi. (502 sq. km).
- one of a series of U.S. reconnaissance satellites.
Origin of SAMOS
s(atellite) a(nti)m(issile) o(bservation) s(ystem)
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Examples from the Web for samos
Twenty-four come from Samos, and twenty more from Zakynthos, and twelve from Ithaca.
They lie in wait in the narrow passage between Samos and Ithaca.
At that time the whole strength of the Athenians was in Samos.The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch
Of this the first designer was Rhoicos the son of Philes, a native of Samos.The History Of Herodotus
Already the powerful ships were seen between the Isle of Samos and the main.Saronia
- a Greek island in the E Aegean Sea, off the SW coast of Turkey: a leading commercial centre of ancient Greece. Pop: 33 809 (2001). Area: 492 sq km (190 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for samos
Greek island in the Aegean, from Old Greek samos "a height, dune, seaside hill." Many references to it are as the birthplace of Pythagoras. Related: Samian.
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