Cyprus


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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
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He was darker,'' said the Palmer, ``and thinner, than when he came from Cyprus in the train of C
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.
Lovely as the Greek girls of Cyprus or Chios, Mercedes boasted the same bright flashing eyes of jet, and ripe, round, coral lips.
I went to Cyprus, Phoenicia and the Egyptians; I went also to the Ethiopians, the Sidonians, and the Erembians, and to Libya where the lambs have horns as soon as they are born, and the sheep lamb down three times a year.
It had been noised abroad as far as Cyprus that the Achaeans were about to sail for Troy, and therefore he gave it to the king.
He had secrets against nearly everybody; one against poor old Westmoreland about an early marriage in Cyprus that might have put the duchess in a queer position; and one against Harker about some flutter with his client's money when he was a young solicitor.
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.
Nay, I spied nothing," grumbled Sir Oliver, "for I was hurried down with a clam stuck in my gizzard and an untasted goblet of Cyprus on the board behind me.
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.
On the string were two crosses, one of Cyprus wood and one of copper, and an image in silver filigree, and with them a small greasy chamois leather purse with a steel rim and ring.
Even though Cyprus ranks amongst the lowest countries on a Foreign Office map when it comes to the risk of a terrorist attack, the Daily Express headline screamed: 'Is it safe to travel to Cyprus?
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