from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient country on the Ionian Sea in present-day northwest Greece and southern Albania. It flourished in the 3rd century B.C. and was later a Roman province. An independent state after A.D. 1204, Epirus was conquered by the Turks in the 15th century.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A region presently in northwestern Greece and southern Albania (known as Northern Epirus). It contains Arta, Ioannina, Preveza and Thesprotia.
  • proper n. A larger historical kingdom based there, widely extended by the proverbial king Pyrrhus
  • proper n. One of the 13 peripheries (administrative regions) of modern Greece

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an ancient area on the Ionian Sea that flourished as a kingdom in the 3rd century BC; located in northwestern Greece and southern Albania


From Latin Epirus, from Ancient Greek Ἤπειρος (Ḗpeiros, "mainland"). (Wiktionary)


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