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euripus

[yoo-rahy-puh s, yuh-] /yʊˈraɪ pəs, yə-/
noun, plural euripi
[yoo-rahy-pahy, yuh-] /yʊˈraɪ paɪ, yə-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a strait, especially one in which the flow of water is violent.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin eurīpus < Greek eúrīpos (applied especially to the strait between Euboea and Boeotia, equivalent to eu- eu- + -rīpos rusher, akin to rhīpḗ rush
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euripus

/jʊˈraɪpəs/
noun (pl) -pi (-paɪ)
1.
a strait or channel with a strong current or tide
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, from Greek Euripos the strait between Boeotia and Euboea, from ripē force, rush
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