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or Sif·nos

[sif-nos, -naws]
  1. a Greek island in the SW Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades group: gold and silver mines. 28 sq. mi. (75 sq. km).
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Historical Examples of siphnos

  • The treasury of the people of Cnidus (or perhaps Siphnos) is in style some half a century later (see fig. 17).

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4


  • Gold abounded in the Levant, and it was obtained in considerable quantity in the island of Siphnos, and also from Pangaeus.

  • And Diphilus of Siphnos pronounces plums to be juicy, digestible, and easily evacuated, but not very nutritious.