[ kal-sis; Greek khahl-kees ]
/ ˈkæl sɪs; Greek xɑlˈkis /
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a city on Euboea, in SE Greece.
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Also called Khal·kís [khahl-kees] /xɑlˈkis/ .
Words nearby Chalcis
chalcedony, chalcid, chalcidfly, Chalcidice, chalcidicum, Chalcis, chalco-, chalcocite, chalcogen, chalcogenide, chalcography
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How to use Chalcis in a sentence
He remained in Chalcis all the winter occupied in marriage festivities, utterly regardless of the pressing business of the time.
Ctesibius also of Chalcis, a philosopher, was no bad player.
He subsequently taught philosophy at Rhodes and died at Chalcis in Euboea.
Now Apelles had been acting in Chalcis with an unwarrantable assumption of authority.
In this case it is surely far more probable that the Ionic element is due to the rhapsodists, whether in Chalcis or Athens.The Heroic Age|H. Munro Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for Chalcis
/ (ˈkælsɪs) /
a city on the island of Euboea in SE Greece, at the narrowest point of the Euripus strait: important since the 7th century bc, founding many colonies in ancient times. Pop (municipality): 55 264 (2001)Modern Greek name: Khalkís Medieval English name: Negropont
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