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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
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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|Noun||1.||Epirus - 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