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An ancient country on the Ionian Sea in present-day northwest Greece and southern Albania. It flourished in the 3rd century bc and was later a Roman province. An independent state after ad 1204, Epirus was conquered by the Turks in the 15th century.


1. (Placename) a region of NW Greece, part of ancient Epirus ceded to Greece after independence in 1830
2. (Placename) (in ancient Greece) a region between the Pindus mountains and the Ionian Sea, straddling the modern border with Albania


(ɪˈpaɪ rəs)

1. an ancient district in what is now NW Greece and S Albania.
2. a modern region in NW Greece. 324,541; 3573 sq. mi. (9255 sq. km).
E•pi′rote (-roʊt) n.
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Noun1.Epirus - an ancient area on the Ionian Sea that flourished as a kingdom in the 3rd century BCEpirus - an ancient area on the Ionian Sea that flourished as a kingdom in the 3rd century BC; located in northwestern Greece and southern Albania
Albania, Republic of Albania - a republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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Her dress, which was that of the women of Epirus, consisted of a pair of white satin trousers, embroidered with pink roses, displaying feet so exquisitely formed and so delicately fair, that they might well have been taken for Parian marble, had not the eye been undeceived by their movements as they constantly shifted in and out of a pair of little slippers with upturned toes, beautifully ornamented with gold and pearls.
You are a worthy daughter of Epirus, Haidee, and your charming and poetical ideas prove well your descent from that race of goddesses who claim your country as their birthplace.
Contract notice: International e-contest, For the cleanliness of the building facilities and the surrounding area of tei epirus, Arta, Ioannina, Preveza and igoumenitsa.
They cover genetic relations, synchronic contacts, and convergences; Epirus and the international center of Dodona; Thessalian; Lesbian; and North Ionic and the Black Sea.
The concert, which is organised by the University of Cyprus, will take us on a journey from the old polyphonic songs of Epirus right through to the present.
He was earlier the CEO of Epirus Biopharmaceuticals and held the same role at Percivia LLC.
In the past, Buchi was a director at EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals, Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc and Forward Pharma A/S.
an inv Welcome to the beautiful, peaceful Pindus mountains in the historic and traditional region of Epirus in northwestern Greece.
11 September 2015 - US-based biosimilar company Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
He was born in Tsamantas, Epirus, Greece the son of Spyridon and Olga (Zoulas) Bitzas and had been employed for several years at Comfort Products before retiring.
Situated in the west of the Epirus region of Greece, the stone bridge was built by Ottoman Sultan Abdulaziz in 1866.
Ranbaxy inks licensing pact with Epirus Switzerland Drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories has entered into a licensing agreement with Epirus Switzerland GmbH, the Swiss arm of Boston-based Epirus Biopharmaceuticals Inc, for introducing a biosimilar version (BOW015) of infliximab, a drug currently sold by Johnson and Johnson under brand Remicade for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.