Euripus

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Euripus A strait; a narrow tract of water, where the tide, or a current, flows and reflows with violence, as the ancient frith of this name between Eubœa and Bœotia. Hence, a flux and reflux.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n euripus A strait or narrow sea where the flow of the tide in both directions is violent, as in the strait between the island of Eubœa and Bœotia in Greece, specifically called Euripus. The name was also given to a water-channel or canal between the arena and the cavea of the Roman hippodrome.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Euripus ū-rī′pus an arm of the sea with strong currents: the water-channel between the arena and cavea of a Roman hippodrome.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. ; e'y^ well + a rushing motion
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

No doubt in the Euripus there is some boat to take you to your own land.
"The Moon Endureth--Tales and Fancies" by John Buchan
EURIPUS, flux and reflux.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
EURIPUS, flux and reflux.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
EURIPUS, flux and reflux.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
EURIPUS, flux and reflux.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
EURIPUS, flux and reflux.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
A body of infantry passed the Euripus, entered Thessaly, and encamped amid the delights of the vale of Tempe.
"Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Quinctius, having been informed of these proceedings, came with the fleet from Corinth, and met Eumenes in the Euripus of Chalcis.
"History of Rome, Vol III" by Titus Livius
No longer therefore is there the sound either of birds or of the sea, but silence of the winds reigns about this Euripus.
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
The Persian fleet, too, finding the channel of the Euripus clear, sailed down it, and rounding Sunium, came to anchor in the bay of Phalerum.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia" by George Rawlinson
The one on the north was, in ancient times, called Artemisium, and the one on the west, at its narrowest point, Euripus.
"Xerxes" by Jacob Abbott
AU'LIS, in ancient Greece, a seaport in Boeotia, on the strait called Euripus, between Boeotia and Euboea.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
The widening of the Euripus Channel at Chalcis to the extent of 21.56 metres was accomplished in 1894.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4" by Various
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