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or Skí·ros, Scy·ros

[skahy-ros, -rohs; Greek skee-raws]
  1. a Greek island in the W Aegean: the largest island of the Northern Sporades. 81 sq. mi. (210 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for scyros

Historical Examples

  • He represented in pantomimic dance the scene of Achilles in the island of Scyros.

    Darkness and Dawn

    Frederic W. Farrar

  • Then Ulysses disguised himself as a merchant and journeyed to Scyros.

    Stories of the Old world

    Alfred John Church

  • There is excellent sense in the fable of Achilles in the island of Scyros.

    Thoughts on Man

    William Godwin

  • After much inquiry he discovered that Achilles was at Scyros with the king's daughters.

    The Story of Troy

    Michael Clarke

  • Odysseus went to the island of Scyros to invite Neoptolemus to the army.

British Dictionary definitions for scyros


  1. a variant spelling of Skyros
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  1. a Greek island in the Aegean, the largest island in the N Sporades. Pop: 2602 (2001). Area: 199 sq km (77 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Skíros
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