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(Placename) a transliteration of the Modern Greek name for Euboea
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(yuˈbi ə)

a Greek island in the W Aegean Sea. 188,410; 1586 sq. mi. (4110 sq. km). Cap.: Chalcis. Modern Greek, Evvoia.
Eu•boe′an, adj., n.
Eu•bo′ic (-ˈboʊ ɪk) adj.
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Authorities have declared a state of emergency on the Greek island of Evvoia after torrential rains caused one death and flooded homes.
As MP IV puts it (10.46), `Mariners navigating the NE coast of Nisos Evvoia should pay great attention to the probability of being set onshore, especially during NE winds.' Greeks returning from Troy were wrecked on Euboia's Aegean coast; Herodotus established a theme of reciprocity in the first few paragraphs of his history.
The islands of Samos and Evvoia are isolated from the nearby mainlands by salt water barriers less than 80 m deep.