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Skyros

or Skíros, Scyros

[skahy-ros, -rohs; Greek skee-raws] /ˈskaɪ rɒs, -roʊs; Greek ˈski rɔs/
noun
1.
a Greek island in the W Aegean: the largest island of the Northern Sporades. 81 sq. mi. (210 sq. km).
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  • He represented in pantomimic dance the scene of Achilles in the island of scyros.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • Then Ulysses disguised himself as a merchant and journeyed to scyros.

    Stories of the Old world Alfred John Church
  • There is excellent sense in the fable of Achilles in the island of scyros.

    Thoughts on Man William Godwin
  • After much inquiry he discovered that Achilles was at scyros with the king's daughters.

    The Story of Troy Michael Clarke
  • Odysseus went to the island of scyros to invite Neoptolemus to the army.

  • They buried him at night, carrying his body by torchlight to an olive grove on the isle of scyros, a mile inland on the heights.

    Heroes of To-Day Mary R. Parkman
  • To prevent his hearing anything about the war, she persuaded him to visit the King of scyros.

    The Story of the Greeks

    H. A. Guerber
  • What more perfect than the death of Rupert Brooke at scyros in the gean?

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
  • At last the fleet came to the Isle of scyros, where they suspected that Achilles was concealed.

  • So Ulysses, guessing where the youth was, disguised himself as a merchant, and went with his wares to the palace of scyros.

British Dictionary definitions for scyros

Scyros

/ˈskirɔs/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Skyros

Skyros

/ˈskiːrɒs/
noun
1.
a Greek island in the Aegean, the largest island in the N Sporades. Pop: 2602 (2001). Area: 199 sq km (77 sq miles) Modern Greek name Skíros
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