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Kosalso Cos (kŏs, kôs)
An island of southeast Greece in the northern Dodecanese Islands at the entrance to the Gulf of Kos, an inlet of the Aegean Sea on the southwest coast of Turkey. Hippocrates founded a medical school on the island in the fifth century bc. Kos became part of modern Greece in 1947.
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n, pl kos
(Units) an Indian unit of distance having different values in different localities. It is usually between 1 and 3 miles or 1 and 5 kilometres. Also called: coss
[from Hindi kōs]
(Placename) an island in the SE Aegean Sea, in the Greek Dodecanese Islands: separated from SW Turkey by the Kos Channel; settled in ancient times by Dorians and became famous for literature and medicine. Pop: 30 947 (2001). Area: 282 sq km (109 sq miles)
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or Cos(kɒs, kɔs)
one of the Greek Dodecanese Islands in the SE Aegean, off the SW coast of Turkey. 19,987; 111 sq. mi. (287 sq. km).
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