follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for enosist

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for enosis

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for enosist

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for enosist