[yoo-rahy-puh s, yuh-]
- a strait, especially one in which the flow of water is violent.
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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Examples from the Web for euripus
Salganeus is a place situated near the Euripus, upon a height.
It was near the Euripus, within Bœotia and on the borders of Phokia.Plutarch's Lives, Volume II
Aubrey Stewart & George Long
Whan fortune Fortune is as inconstant as the ebb and flow of Euripus.
Opposite Bœotia, from which it is separated by the strait named Euripus, Eubœa, the most extensive of all; 76 geog.A Manual of Ancient History
A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
Riches are incertayne, and therefore Eschines compares them to Euripus, which ebbes and flowes oftentymes in a day.Diary of John Manningham
- a strait or channel with a strong current or tide
C17: from Latin, from Greek Euripos the strait between Boeotia and Euboea, from ripē force, rush