Bosporus Bos"po*rus (b[o^]s"p[-o]*r[u^]s), n. [L.] A strait or narrow sea between two seas, or a lake and a seas; as, the Bosporus (formerly the Thracian Bosporus) or Strait of Constantinople, between the Black Sea and Sea of Marmora; the Cimmerian Bosporus, between the Black Sea and Sea of Azof. [Written also {Bosphorus}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • BOSPHORUS — I. BOSPHORUS sive potius Bosporus, cum Graece Βόςπορος dicitur, ἀπὸ τȏυ βοὸς καὶ πόρου nomen arcessit, quod vel bos traicere possit natandô. Testis interpres Apollonii, Βόςπορος inquit, ὀνομάζεται διὰ τὸ δοκεῖν τὴν Ἰὼ βοῦν οὖσαν διαπορέυεςθαι τὸ… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Bosphorus — geographical name see Bosporus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bosphorus — noun /ˈbɒs.fəɹ.əs,ˈbɒs.pəɹ.əs,ˈbɑs.fɚ.əs,ˈbɑs.pɚ.əs/ A strait that passes through Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, forming part of the traditional boundary between Europe and Asia …   Wiktionary

  • Bosphorus — strait connecting the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmora leading to the Mediterranean …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Bosphorus — n. strait which separates the Asian and European parts of Turkey, strait which connects the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bosphorus — bos·pho·rus …   English syllables

  • Bosphorus — /ˈbɒsfərəs/ (say bosfuhruhs) noun a strait between Europe and Asia, connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara; its strategic importance led to the Dardanelles campaign in World War I. 29 km long. Also, Bosporus …   Australian English dictionary

  • bosphorus — noun see bosporus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bosphorus Airways — IATA Code: 6Z …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bosphorus Palace Hotel — (Стамбул,Турция) Категория отеля: Адрес: Yali Boyu Cad. No:64 Beylerbeyi, Ускюдар, 346 …   Каталог отелей

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