Saros

[ sahr-ohs, -aws ]
/ ˈsɑr oʊs, -ɔs /

noun

Gulf of, an inlet of the Aegean, N of the Gallipoli Peninsula. 37 miles (60 km) long; 22 miles (35 km) wide.
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British Dictionary definitions for gulf-of-saros (1 of 2)

saros

/ (ˈseɪrɒs) /

noun

a cycle of about 18 years 11 days (6585.32 days) in which eclipses of the sun and moon occur in the same sequence and at the same intervals as in the previous such cycle

Derived Forms

saronic (səˈrɒnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for saros

C19: from Greek, from Babylonian šāru 3600 (years); modern astronomical use apparently based on mistaken interpretation of šāru as a period of 18 1/2 years

British Dictionary definitions for gulf-of-saros (2 of 2)

Saros

/ (ˈsɑːrɒs) /

noun

Gulf of Saros an inlet of the Aegean in NW Turkey, north of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Length: 59 km (37 miles). Width: 35 km (22 miles)
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