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 (pâr′ŏs, pä′rôs)
An island of southeast Greece in the Aegean Sea. One of the Cyclades, it was settled by Ionians and later founded colonies of its own in the seventh century bc. A fine white marble quarried on the island was used by sculptors as early as the sixth century bc.
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(Placename) a Greek island in the S Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades: site of the discovery (1627) of the Parian Chronicle, a marble tablet outlining Greek history from before 1000 bc to about 354 bc (now at Oxford University). Pop: 12 853 (2001). Area: 166 sq km (64 sq miles)
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(ˈpɛər ɒs, -oʊs)

a Greek island of the Cyclades, in the S Aegean: noted for its white marble. 6776; 77 sq. mi. (200 sq. km).
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