or Skí·ros, Scy·ros

[skahy-ros, -rohs; Greek skee-raws] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of skyros

  • I brought him from Skyros, myself, in a ship to Troy, and placed him in the Greek army.

  • He could have no lovelier one than Skyros, and no quieter resting place.


    Christopher Morley

  • Now of this reef lying exactly in the middle of the fairway they were informed by Pammon of Skyros.

  • The merchants escaped from prison, and laid a complaint against the people of Skyros before the Amphiktyonic council.

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume II

    Aubrey Stewart & George Long

  • Kimon also led a colony to Skyros, which island was taken by Kimon on the following pretext.

    Plutarch's Lives, Volume II

    Aubrey Stewart & George Long

British Dictionary definitions for skyros



  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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