[ ih-pahy-ruhs ]
/ ɪˈpaɪ rəs /
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an ancient district in NW Greece and S Albania.
a modern region in NW Greece. 3,573 sq. mi. (9,255 sq. km).
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OTHER WORDS FROM EpirusE·pi·rote [ih-pahy-roht], /ɪˈpaɪ roʊt/, E·pei·rot [ih-pahy-ruht], /ɪˈpaɪ rət/, noun
Words nearby Epirus
epiphyte, epiphytotic, epipubis, e-piracy, epirogeny, Epirus, Epis., Episc., episcia, episcopacy, episcopal
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How to use Epirus in a sentence
One of these bands sacked the Turkish town of Arta, in Epirus slaughtering the inhabitants, and setting their houses on fire.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Some envoys from Epirus having visited the Roman Consul, he consulted with them as toM.
Fulvius thought the advice good, and accordingly marched through Epirus to attack Ambracia.
His predilection for the inhabitants of Epirus, of Albania, and for the Suliotes, is known.My Recollections of Lord Byron|Teresa Guiccioli
The King of Epirus treated his Roman prisoners with great generosity.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2|Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
British Dictionary definitions for Epirus
/ (ɪˈpaɪərəs) /
a region of NW Greece, part of ancient Epirus ceded to Greece after independence in 1830
(in ancient Greece) a region between the Pindus mountains and the Ionian Sea, straddling the modern border with Albania
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