from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sea channel characterized by turbulent and unpredictable currents.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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 Eubœa and Bœotia. Hence, a flux and reflux.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A strait or narrow sea where the flow of the tide in both directions is violent, as in the strait between the island of Eubœa and Bœotia in Greece, specifically called Euripus.
Latin eurīpus, from Greek eurīpos : eu-, eu- + rhīpē, rush (from rhīptein, to throw).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)