- a Greek island in the Mediterranean, S of Peloponnesus: site of former ancient temple of Aphrodite. 108 sq. mi. (280 sq. km).
Formerly Ce·ri·go [cher-i-goh] /ˈtʃɛr ɪˌgoʊ/.Greek Kí·thi·ra [kee-thee-rah] /ˈki θi rɑ/.
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- a transliteration of the Modern Greek name for Cythera
- a Greek island off the SE coast of the Peloponnese: in ancient times a centre of the worship of Aphrodite. Pop: 3354 (2001). Area: about 285 sq km (110 sq miles)
- the chief town of this island, on the S coast. Pop: 297 (2001)
Modern Greek name: Kíthira
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