[ zah-keen-thaws; English zuh-kin-thuhs ]
/ ˈzɑ kin θɔs; English zəˈkɪn θəs /
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Greek name of Zante.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Words nearby Zakynthos
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Example sentences from the Web for Zakynthos
But this is now as undeserving of its constant Homeric epithet of leaf-shaking as is Zakynthos of its epithet of woody.Vacation days in Greece|Rufus B. Richardson
Twenty-four come from Samos, and twenty more from Zakynthos, and twelve from Ithaca.