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  1. a Greek island in the S Aegean, in the Cyclades group. 30 sq. mi. (78 sq. km).
Also Thira.
Also called Santorin, Santorini.
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Examples from the Web for thera

Historical Examples

  • The island meanwhile got its name of Thera after Theras 130 who led the settlement.

    The History Of Herodotus


  • The island of Santorin or Thera, is the southernmost of the Cyclades.

  • Betsy, the youngest, opened her mouth, but Thera forestalled her.

    Service with a Smile

    Charles Louis Fontenay

  • He had had some lunch in his bedroom and now went to Princess Thera's apartments.


    Louis Couperus

  • They were enraptured when it was announced that after my departure you and Thera were coming to Altara.


    Louis Couperus

British Dictionary definitions for thera


  1. a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades: site of a Minoan settlement and of the volcano that ended Minoan civilization on Crete. Pop: 13 402 (2001)Also called: Santoríni Modern Greek name: Thíra
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