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enosis

[ih-noh-sis, ee-noh-; Greek e-naw-sees] /ɪˈnoʊ sɪs, iˈnoʊ-; Greek ˈɛ nɔ sis/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
a movement for securing the political union of Greece and Cyprus.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < Modern Greek énōsis, Greek hénōsis union, equivalent to henō-, variant stem of henoûn to unify (derivative of hén, neuter of heîs one) + -sis -sis
Related forms
enosist, noun
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enosis

/ˈɛnəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
the union of Greece and Cyprus: the aim of a group of Greek Cypriots
Word Origin
C20: Modern Greek: from Greek henoun to unite, from heis one
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Contemporary definitions for enosis
noun

a movement to bring about the political unification of Greece and Cyprus

Word Origin

Greek 'union'

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