Bosphorus

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The Bosphorus from space.
The Turkish Straits.

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Etymology[edit]

From medieval Latin Bosphorus, from Ancient Greek Βόσπορος (Bósporos).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɒs.fəɹ.əs/, /ˈbɒs.pəɹ.əs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɑs.fɚ.əs/, /ˈbɑs.pɚ.əs/

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Bosphorus

  1. (geography) The narrow waterway beside Istanbul connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, the northern end of the Turkish Straits connecting the Black Sea with the Aegean and Mediterranean.

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