Sporades
geographical name two island groups Greece in the Aegean: the Northern Sporades (chief island Skyros, N of Euboea & E of Thessaly) & the Southern Sporades (chiefly Samos, Ikaria, & the Dodecanese, off SW Turkey)

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  • Sporades — [spôr′ə dēz΄; ] Gr [ spō̂ rä′thes] 1. all the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea except the Cyclades 2. the Greek islands along the W coast of Turkey, esp. the Dodecanese: also Southern Sporades: See also NORTHERN SPORADES …   English World dictionary

  • SPORADES — insulae quaedam sic dictae, quia in mari dispersae sunt, nec sicut Cyclades in orbem iacent. Mela l. 2. c. 7. Hae quia dispersae sunt Sporades. Pleraeque earum a Cycladibus (quae sunt in mari Aegaeo) ad meridiem vergunt, situ Cretae viciniore,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Sporades — Spor a*des (sp[o^]r [.a]*d[=e]z), n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. spora des. Cf. {Sporadic}.] (Astron.) Stars not included in any constellation; called also informed, or unformed, stars. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sporădes — (gr.), 1) bei den Alten solche Fixsterne, welche zu keinem von ihnen gebildeten Sternbilde gerechnet wurden; 2) so v.w. Sporaden …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sporades — Îles Sporades Les îles Sporades (en grec moderne : Σποράδες) sont un ensemble d îles grecques de la mer Égée. Elles tirent leur nom de l adjectif sporas (au génitif sporados) qui signifie en grec ancien épars, disséminé , comme le sont les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sporades — /spawr euh deez /; Gk. /spaw rddah dhes/, n.pl. two groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the one (Northern Sporades) off the E coast of Greece; the other (Southern Sporades), including the Dodecanese, off the SW coast of Asia Minor. * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • Sporades — Infobox Greek Isles name = Sporades native name = Βόρειες Σποράδες skyline = sky caption = coordinates = chain = Sporades isles = 24 area = highest mount = elevation = periph = Thessaly prefect = Magnesia capital = population = pop as of =… …   Wikipedia

  • Sporades — Spor•a•des [[t]ˈspɔr əˌdiz[/t]] n. pl. geg two groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the one (Northern Sporades) off the E coast of Greece; the other(Southern Sporades) including the Dodecanese, off the SW coast of Asia Minor …   From formal English to slang

  • Sporades — /ˈspɒrədiz/ (say sporuhdeez) plural noun two groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the Northern Sporades, off the east coast of Greece, and the Southern Sporades (including the Dodecanese) off the south west coast of Turkey …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sporades — /spawr euh deez /; Gk. /spaw rddah dhes/, n.pl. two groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the one (Northern Sporades) off the E coast of Greece; the other (Southern Sporades), including the Dodecanese, off the SW coast of Asia Minor …   Useful english dictionary

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