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cyclas

[sik-luh s] /ˈsɪk ləs/
noun, plural cyclades
[sik-luh-deez] /ˈsɪk ləˌdiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a tunic or surcoat, longer in back than in front, worn over armor in the Middle Ages.
2.
a similar, full-length garment worn by women.
3.
a round robe with an elaborately ornamented border, worn by women in ancient Rome.
Origin of cyclas
1825-1835
1825-35; < Medieval Latin, Latin < Greek kyklás, noun use of kyklás encircling, akin to kýklos cycle

Cyclades

[sik-luh-deez] /ˈsɪk ləˌdiz/
plural noun
1.
a group of Greek islands in the S Aegean. 1023 sq. mi. (2650 sq. km).
Greek Kikládhes [kee-klah-th es] /kiˈklɑ ðɛs/ (Show IPA).
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Cyclades

/ˈsɪkləˌdiːz/
plural noun
1.
a group of over 200 islands in the S Aegean Sea, forming a department of Greece. Capital: Hermoupolis (Ermoupoli, on Syros). Pop: 112 615 (2001). Area: 2572 sq km (993 sq miles) Modern Greek name Kikládhes
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