enosis


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enosis

(ˈɛnəʊsɪs)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the union of Greece and Cyprus: the aim of a group of Greek Cypriots
[C20: Modern Greek: from Greek henoun to unite, from heis one]

e•no•sis

(ɪˈnoʊ sɪs, iˈnoʊ-)

n. (sometimes cap.)
a movement for securing the political union of Greece and Cyprus.
[1935–40; < Modern Greek énōsis, Greek hénōsis union]

enosis

A Greek term meaning unity, describing the Greek Cypriot movement for political union with Greece. The Turkish Cypriot minority was bitterly opposed this and it led directly to 1974 invasion and partition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enosis - the union of Greece and Cyprus (which is the goal of a group of Greek Cypriots)
union - a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; "the Soviet Union"
Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus - a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin
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