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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.
(62) In Epirus. The oracle was first consulted by Deucalion and Pyrrha after the Flood.
Contract notice: supply and transportation of unsalted road salt (bulk) to meet the needs of the national and provincial road network of the epirus region.
| GREECE: Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas is home to luxurious accommodation set within the wild and rugged landscape of west Zagori in Epirus, north-western Greece.
Far happier in the mountainous wilds of Epirus, northern Greece, where your columnist is presently working his way through a bagful of English novels.
Dave Epirus, co-founder and company director said: "I previously worked as a butcher and also own a healthy option ready meal business, Native Foods Ltd, so fitness and body conditioning seemed a natural fit.
Lament from Epirus: An Odyssey Into Europe's Oldest Surviving Folk Music
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.
STRATFORD: 2.10 Arthington, 2.45 Queen Of Epirus, 3.20 Modeligo, 3.50 Generous Chief, 4.20 Miss Mash, 4.50 Mango Cap, 5.20 Mulcahys Hill.
In the past, Buchi was a director at EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals, Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc and Forward Pharma A/S.