euripus

[ yoo-rahy-puh s, yuh- ]
/ yʊˈraɪ pəs, yə- /

noun, plural eu·ri·pi [yoo-rahy-pahy, yuh-] /yʊˈraɪ paɪ, yə-/.

a strait, especially one in which the flow of water is violent.

Nearby words

  1. eurhythmia,
  2. eurhythmic,
  3. eurhythmics,
  4. eurhythmy,
  5. euripides,
  6. euro,
  7. euro mp,
  8. euro-,
  9. euro-ad,
  10. euro-american

Origin of euripus

1595–1605; < Latin eurīpus < Greek eúrīpos (applied especially to the strait between Euboea and Boeotia, equivalent to eu- eu- + -rīpos rusher, akin to rhīpḗ rush

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British Dictionary definitions for euripi

euripus

/ (jʊˈraɪpəs) /

noun plural -pi (-paɪ)

a strait or channel with a strong current or tide

Word Origin for euripus

C17: from Latin, from Greek Euripos the strait between Boeotia and Euboea, from ripē force, rush

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