Kithira


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Kithira: Kythira

Kíthira

(ˈkiθira)
n
(Placename) a transliteration of the Modern Greek name for Cythera

Ki•thi•ra

(ˈki θər ə, -θəˌrɑ)

also Cythera


n.
a Greek island in the Mediterranean, S of Peloponnesus: site in ancient times of temple of Aphrodite.
References in periodicals archive ?
Paul makes weavings using discarded, often rusted, refrigerator shelves as warps, which she forages from around the island of Kithira, where she spent much of her childhood, and with yarn salvaged from deconstructed traditional Greek blankets.
The shortest distance between Kithira and the NW coast of Andikithira is 32 km and between the S.
Varieties of the Heptanesian dialect are spoken on the islands of the Ionian sea, Corfu, Cephalonia, Ithaca, Zante, Paxi, Kithira and on the smaller islands of Othoni, Herikusa, Mathraki, Antipaxi.
Graham Ross, of Greasby, survived the sinking of the Atlantic Conveyor during the Falklands conflict, but lost his life aboard the Maersk Kithira during a typhoon.
Graham Ross, 52, of Greasby, had survived the sinking of the Atlantic Conveyor during the Falklands conflict, but lost his life aboard the Maersk Kithira during a typhoon in the South China Sea.
The first task for the Prince David was to land British Commandos on the island of Kithira.
Graham Henry Ross, 52, from Liverpool, was chief engineer on the UK-registered Maersk Kithira.
43) Most of these anchorages were in international waters; the main ones were located off the Greek island of Kithira and in the Gulf of Sidra, near the north-central coast of Libya.
26) Cythera or Kithira is an island situated off the south coast of mainland Greece.
Thulliez and Bary completed a double when Kithira took the Listed Prix de la Calonne.
Kithira was submerged in the early Pliocene, and did not reemerge until the late Pliocene (Meulenkamp 1985).
Its primary importance was as a stopover among many (including Corfu, Methoni, Kithira, Cyprus, and Beirut) for Venetian ships plying their trade with the Near East, but it also had secondary importance as a favoured place of employment for impoverished Venetian nobles.