Cyclades

[ sik-luh-deez ]
/ ˈsɪk ləˌdiz /

plural noun

a group of Greek islands in the S Aegean. 1023 sq. mi. (2650 sq. km).
Greek Ki·klá·dhes [kee-klah-th es] /kiˈklɑ ðɛs/.

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cyclas

[ sik-luh s ]
/ ˈsɪk ləs /

noun, plural cyc·la·des [sik-luh-deez] /ˈsɪk ləˌdiz/.

a tunic or surcoat, longer in back than in front, worn over armor in the Middle Ages.
a similar, full-length garment worn by women.
a round robe with an elaborately ornamented border, worn by women in ancient Rome.

Origin of cyclas

1825–35; < Medieval Latin, Latin < Greek kyklás, noun use of kyklás encircling, akin to kýklos cycle
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Cyclades

/ (ˈsɪkləˌdiːz) /

pl n

a group of over 200 islands in the S Aegean Sea, forming a department of Greece. Capital: Hermoupolis (Ermoupoli, on Syros). Pop: 112 615 (2001). Area: 2572 sq km (993 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Kikládhes

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