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Cyprus

Cy·prus

 (sī′prəs)
An island country in the eastern Mediterranean Sea south of Turkey. Site of an ancient Neolithic culture, the island was settled by Phoenicians c. 800 bc and thereafter fell successively to the Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Macedonian Greeks, and finally Romans (58 bc). The Byzantines controlled it from ad 395 until 1191, when it was captured by Richard I of England during the Third Crusade. Venice annexed it in 1489, Turkey conquered it in 1571, and Great Britain annexed it in 1914. Cyprus became independent in 1960, but large-scale fighting between Greek and Turkish Cypriots led to the installment of a UN peacekeeping force in 1964. In 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus and established a de facto independent Turkish state in the northern part of the island. Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus and the largest city.

Cyprus

(ˈsaɪprəs)
n
(Placename) an island in the E Mediterranean: ceded to Britain by Turkey in 1878 and made a colony in 1925; became an independent republic in 1960 as a member of the Commonwealth; invaded by Turkey in 1974 following a Greek-supported military coup, leading to the partition of the island. In 1983 the Turkish-controlled northern sector declared itself to be an independent state as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus but failed to receive international recognition. Attempts by the UN to broker a reunification agreement have failed. Cyprus joined the EU in 2004. The UK maintains two enclaves as military bases (Akrotiri and Dhekelia Sovereign Base Areas), which are not included in Cyprus politically. Languages: Greek and Turkish. Religions: Greek Orthodox and Muslim. Currency: euro and Turkish lira. Capital: Nicosia. Pop (Greek): 838 897 (2011 est); (Turkish): 265 100 (2006 est). Area: 9251 sq km (3571 sq miles)

cy•prus

(ˈsaɪ prəs)

n.

Cy•prus

(ˈsaɪ prəs)

n.
an island republic in the Mediterranean, S of Turkey: formerly a British colony; independent since 1960. 754,064; 3572 sq. mi. (9250 sq. km). Cap.: Nicosia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyprus - a country on the island of CyprusCyprus - a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin
enosis - the union of Greece and Cyprus (which is the goal of a group of Greek Cypriots)
Cyprus - an island in the eastern Mediterranean
capital of Cyprus, Nicosia - the capital and largest city of Cyprus
2.Cyprus - an island in the eastern Mediterranean
Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus - a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin
Mediterranean, Mediterranean Sea - the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
Cypriot, Cypriote, Cyprian - a native or inhabitant of Cyprus
Translations
Кипър
Kypr
Cypern
Kipro
Küpros
Kypros
Cipar
Ciprus
Kýpur
キプロス
키프로스
Cyprus
Kipras
Cipru
Ciper
Cypern
ประเทศไซปรัส
đảo Síp

Cyprus

[ˈsaɪprəs] NChipre f

Cyprus

[ˈsaɪprəs] nChypre f
in Cyprus → à Chypre
to Cyprus → à Chypre
We went to Cyprus → Nous sommes allés à Chypre.

Cyprus

nZypern nt

Cyprus

[ˈsaɪprəs] nCipro
in Cyprus → a Cipro

cyprus

قُبْرُص Kypr Cypern Zypern Κύπρος Chipre Kypros Chypre Cipar Cipro キプロス 키프로스 Cyprus Kypros Cypr Chipre Кипр Cypern ประเทศไซปรัส Kıbrıs đảo Síp 塞浦路斯
References in classic literature ?
The "Cyprian Lays", ascribed to Stasinus of Cyprus (14) (but also to Hegesinus of Salamis) was designed to do for the events preceding the action of the "Iliad" what Arctinus had done for the later phases of the Trojan War.
The Egyptians killed many of us, and took the rest alive to do forced labour for them; as for myself, they gave me to a friend who met them, to take to Cyprus, Dmetor by name, son of Iasus, who was a great man in Cyprus.
Get out, into the open part of the court, {145} or I will give you Egypt and Cyprus over again for your insolence and importunity; you have begged of all the others, and they have given you lavishly, for they have abundance round them, and it is easy to be free with other people's property when there is plenty of it.
See, count," she said, with a smile so sad in its expression that one could almost detect the tears on her eyelids -- "see, our French grapes are not to be compared, I know, with yours of Sicily and Cyprus, but you will make allowance for our northern sun.
Some time after my arrival in Flanders news came of the league that his Holiness Pope Pius V of happy memory, had made with Venice and Spain against the common enemy, the Turk, who had just then with his fleet taken the famous island of Cyprus, which belonged to the Venetians, a loss deplorable and disastrous.
From Smyrna towards the Holy Land the course will lay through the Grecian Archipelago, close by the Isle of Patmos, along the coast of Asia, ancient Pamphylia, and the Isle of Cyprus.
bailiffs, aldermen, burgomasters; burgomasters, aldermen, bailiffs--all stiff, affectedly grave, formal, dressed out in velvet and damask, hooded with caps of black velvet, with great tufts of Cyprus gold thread; good Flemish heads, after all, severe and worthy faces, of the family which Rembrandt makes to stand out so strong and grave from the black background of his "Night Patrol "; personages all of whom bore, written on their brows, that Maximilian of Austria had done well in "trusting implicitly," as the manifest ran, "in their sense, valor, experience, loyalty, and good wisdom.
Ten years ago was the time, a garrison town in Cyprus the place.
Based on the findings of a study on the "Future of Shipping in Cyprus", commissioned by the Ministry of Transport, "a positive momentum has been created towards the further enhancement of the service capabilities and capacity of the Cyprus Maritime Administration," he said.
Rachid called Cyprus "our closest neighbor to Europe," while Christofias touted the island nation as "a favorable country for investment.
The Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ioannis Kasoulides welcomed the Helsinki conclusions and emphasised that Cyprus cannot be punished twice due to the intransigent attitude of Turkey.
The Cyprus TV Market Map is an easy-to-reference resource to understand the television market in the country.

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