Epirus

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English[edit]

Epirus (periphery of Greece)
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From Latin Ēpīrus, from Ancient Greek Ἤπειρος (Ḗpeiros, mainland).

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Epirus

  1. A traditional geographic region lying partly in northwestern Greece (where it includes Arta, Ioannina, Preveza and Thesprotia) and Albania (an area known as Northern Epirus).
  2. (historical) A larger historical kingdom in roughly the same region, widely extended by the Greek general and king Pyrrhus during the early Hellenistic period.
  3. A region in northwest Greece; one of the thirteen peripheries (administrative regions) of modern Greece.

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Czech[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Epirus m

  1. Epirus (a region of Greece)

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch epirus, from Latin Ēpīrus, from Ancient Greek Ἤπειρος (Ḗpeiros).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌeːˈpiː.rʏs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Epi‧rus

Proper noun[edit]

Epirus n

  1. Epirus (region, historical kingdom and periphery in northwestern Greece)

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἤπειρος (Ḗpeiros).

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Ēpīrus f sg (genitive Ēpīrī); second declension

  1. Epirus (region and historical kingdom in modern Albania and Greece)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular
Nominative Ēpīrus
Genitive Ēpīrī
Dative Ēpīrō
Accusative Ēpīrum
Ablative Ēpīrō
Vocative Ēpīre

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