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or Skíros, Scyros

[skahy-ros, -rohs; Greek skee-raws] /ˈskaɪ rɒs, -roʊs; Greek ˈski rɔs/
a Greek island in the W Aegean: the largest island of the Northern Sporades. 81 sq. mi. (210 sq. km). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • So Ulysses, guessing where the youth was, disguised himself as a merchant, and went with his wares to the palace of scyros.

  • He represented in pantomimic dance the scene of Achilles in the island of scyros.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • Henceforth my island of scyros, though it be rocky and small, shall content me.

    Stories of the Old world Alfred John Church
  • Then Ulysses disguised himself as a merchant and journeyed to scyros.

    Stories of the Old world Alfred John Church
  • My great-grandfather went to scyros the 293 next day, and remained there five years.

    The Teacher George Herbert Palmer
  • There is excellent sense in the fable of Achilles in the island of scyros.

    Thoughts on Man William Godwin
  • 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
  • Odysseus went to the island of scyros to invite Neoptolemus to the army.

  • On his return found his kingdom usurped, and, retiring to scyros, was treacherously killed by Lycomedes.

    Palamon and Arcite John Dryden
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for scyros


a variant spelling of Skyros


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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