euripus

[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.

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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euripus

noun plural -pi (-paɪ)
  1. 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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