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[sam-uh-threys] /ˈsæm əˌθreɪs/
a Greek island in the NE Aegean.
Greek Samothrake
[sah-maw-thrah-kee] /ˌsɑ mɔˈθrɑ ki/ (Show IPA)
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[sam-uh-threy-shuh n] /ˌsæm əˈθreɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Samothrace


a Greek island in the NE Aegean Sea: mountainous. Pop: 2723 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for Samothrace

Aegean island, from Samos + Thrace, representing the sources of two waves of settlers who came to the island in ancient times.

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Encyclopedia Article for Samothrace

Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea off the Thracian coast, included in the nomos (department) of Evros. The 69-sq-mi (178-sq-km) island is geologically complex, consisting chiefly of ancient granites, clayey deposits, and softer volcanic materials. Hot springs are located near the north coast. Near its centre the island rises to 5,250 ft (1,600 m) in Korifi Fengari (Fenari Peak), the highest peak in the Aegean

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