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Samos

1

[ sey-mos, sam-ohs; Greek sah-maws ]

noun

  1. a Greek island in the E Aegean. 194 sq. mi. (502 sq. km).


SAMOS

2

[ sam-ohs ]

noun

  1. one of a series of U.S. reconnaissance satellites.

Samos

/ ˈseɪmɒs /

noun

  1. a Greek island in the E Aegean Sea, off the SW coast of Turkey: a leading commercial centre of ancient Greece. Pop: 33 809 (2001). Area: 492 sq km (190 sq miles)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Samos1

s(atellite) a(nti)m(issile) o(bservation) s(ystem)
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Example Sentences

Darius was not king at this time, but when he became king, Polycrates received as a compensation the tyranny of Samos.

This war originated in a quarrel between Miletus and the island of Samos, in which Athens was led to take part with the former.

This supper was so famous on account of the enormous sum which it cost, that a history of it was written by Lynkeus of Samos.

At Samos I heard that they had already reached Miletus, and in a few days they will be here.

This was the battery at Samos, opening fire upon the English ships.

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