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Chalcis

[kal-sis; Greek khahl-kees] /ˈkæl sɪs; Greek xɑlˈkis/
noun
1.
a city on Euboea, in SE Greece.
Also called Khalkís.

Euboea

[yoo-bee-uh] /yuˈbi ə/
noun
1.
a Greek island in the W Aegean Sea. 1586 sq. mi. (4110 sq. km).
Capital: Chalcis.
Also called Negropont.
Modern Greek Evvoia.
Related forms
Euboean, adjective, noun
Euboic
[yoo-boh-ik] /yuˈboʊ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Chalcis

Chalcis

/ˈkælsɪs/
noun
1.
a city on the island of Euboea in SE Greece, at the narrowest point of the Euripus strait: important since the 7th century bc, founding many colonies in ancient times. Pop (municipality): 55 264 (2001) Modern Greek name Khalkís Medieval English name Negropont

Euboea

/juːˈbɪə/
noun
1.
an island in the W Aegean Sea: the largest island after Crete of the Greek archipelago; linked with the mainland by a bridge across the Euripus channel. Capital: Chalcis. Pop: 198 130 (2001). Area: 3908 sq km (1509 sq miles) Modern Greek name Évvoia Former English name Negropont
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