[kahy-os, -ohs, kee-; Greek khee-aws]
- a Greek island in the Aegean, near the W coast of Turkey. 322 sq. mi. (834 sq. km).
- a seaport on and the capital of this island.
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She had faith in Chios, but would he be firm amidst the temptations which beset him?
As they passed the gateway, Endora, the witch, stood by and gazed at the girl and Chios.
She has refused to aid me, even when Chios pleads for me, and he—what of him?
Day after day passed, and the friends of Chios were wont to note his thoughtfulness.
This was told to Chios by an old woman with whom the minstrel lodged.
- an island in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Turkey: belongs to Greece. Capital: Chios. Pop: 51 936 (2001). Area: 904 sq km (353 sq miles)
- a port on the island of Chios: in ancient times, one of the 12 Ionian city-states. Pop (municipality): 25 671 (2001).
Modern Greek name: Khíos