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Cy·the·ra(sĭ-thîr′ə, sĭth′ər-ə) also Ky·thi·ra (kē′thē-rä′)
An island of southern Greece in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Peloponnesus. Southernmost of the Ionian Islands, it was the chief center for the worship of Aphrodite.
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nModern Greek name: Kíthira
1. (Placename) a Greek island off the SE coast of the Peloponnese: in ancient times a centre of the worship of Aphrodite. Pop: 3354 (2001). Area: about 285 sq km (110 sq miles)
2. (Placename) the chief town of this island, on the S coast. Pop: 297 (2001)
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Ki•thi•ra(ˈki θər ə, -θəˌrɑ)
a Greek island in the Mediterranean, S of Peloponnesus: site in ancient times of temple of Aphrodite.
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