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[yoo-rahy-puh s, yuh-]
noun, plural eu·ri·pi [yoo-rahy-pahy, yuh-] /yʊˈraɪ paɪ, yə-/.
  1. a strait, especially one in which the flow of water is violent.
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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

Historical Examples

  • Salganeus is a place situated near the Euripus, upon a height.

    The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3)


  • It was near the Euripus, within Bœotia and on the borders of Phokia.

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume II

    Aubrey Stewart &amp; 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.

British Dictionary definitions for euripus


noun plural -pi (-paɪ)
  1. a strait or channel with a strong current or tide
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Word Origin

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