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Epirus

[ih-pahy-ruh s]
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noun
  1. an ancient district in NW Greece and S Albania.
  2. a modern region in NW Greece. 3573 sq. mi. (9255 sq. km).
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Related formsE·pi·rote [ih-pahy-roht] /ɪˈpaɪ roʊt/, E·pei·rot [ih-pahy-ruh t] /ɪˈpaɪ rət/, noun
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Examples from the Web for epirus

Historical Examples

  • On arriving in Epirus, Pyrrhus found every thing favorable to the success of his plans.

    Pyrrhus

    Jacob Abbott

  • Acheron was a stream of Epirus, and Pandosia was a town upon the banks of it.

    Pyrrhus

    Jacob Abbott

  • They were called by the ancients, dogs of Epirus, and Albanian dogs.

    Anecdotes of Dogs

    Edward Jesse

  • When I am told that enemies are on their way here I shall retire into Epirus.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • His predilection for the inhabitants of Epirus, of Albania, and for the Suliotes, is known.


British Dictionary definitions for epirus

Epirus

noun
  1. a region of NW Greece, part of ancient Epirus ceded to Greece after independence in 1830
  2. (in ancient Greece) a region between the Pindus mountains and the Ionian Sea, straddling the modern border with Albania
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