Euripus
Euripus Eu*ri"pus, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; e'y^ well + ? a rushing motion.] A strait; a narrow tract of water, where the tide, or a current, flows and reflows with violence, as the ancient frith of this name between Eub[oe]a and B[oe]otia. Hence, a flux and reflux. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

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  • Euripus — Euripus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Euripus — (von griechisch Euripos „Meerenge“, insbesondere der Meerenge zwischen Chalkis auf Euböa und dem griechischen Festland, siehe Euripos) bezeichnet in der römischen Architektur ein langes, schmales Wasserbecken in einer (Garten )Anlage.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Eurīpus — (Antiq.), die Schwimmgräben und Schwimmbassins, welche mit den römischen Bädern bisweilen verbunden waren; auch der Wassergraben, welcher die Arena mancher Circus umgab, um die wilden Thiere von den Zuschauern zu trennen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • euripus — [yoo rī′pəs] n. pl. euripi [yo͞o rī′pī΄] [L < Gr euripos < eu (see EU ) + rhipē, rush, impetus, orig., turning motion < IE * wrei < base * wer , to turn > L vertere, Ger reiben, to grate] a strait or channel with a violent current… …   English World dictionary

  • Euripus — Eur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • EURIPUS — I. EURIPUS Euripi proprie dicuntur alvei magnifico opere, aquas in morem fluviorum deducentes, unde Hesych. interpretatur δοχὰς ὑδάτων. Differunt a nilis, quod hi maiusculi essent, Euripi exiliores. Sic nili voce utitur Tull. Ep. ad Qu. fratr. De …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • euripus — /yoo ruy peuhs, yeuh /, n., pl. euripi / puy/. a strait, esp. one in which the flow of water is violent. [1595 1605; < L euripus < Gk eúripos (applied esp. to the strait between Euboea and Boeotia, equiv. to eu EU + ripos rusher, akin to rhipé… …   Universalium

  • euripus — eu·ri·pus …   English syllables

  • Euripus — /juˈripəs/ (say yooh reepuhs) noun the strait between the island of Euboea and Boeotia in Greece …   Australian English dictionary

  • euripus — /juˈripəs/ (say yooh reepuhs) noun (plural euripi /juˈrɪpaɪ/ (say yooh ripuy)) a strait, especially one in which the flow of waters in both directions is violent. {Latin, from Greek eurīpos, from eu eu + rhīpē impetus, rush} …   Australian English dictionary

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