euripus

[ yoo-rahy-puhs, 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.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for euripus

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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