Sporades

/spawr"euh deez'/; Gk. /spaw rddah"dhes/, n.pl.
two groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the one (Northern Sporades) off the E coast of Greece; the other (Southern Sporades), including the Dodecanese, off the SW coast of Asia Minor.

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▪ island group, Greece
      group of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, lying northeast of Euboea (Évvoia) island, including Skíathos, Skópelos, Skyros, and Alónnisos, as well as neighbouring islets. In antiquity these were known as the Thessalian, or Northern, Sporades, while the Thracian, or Eastern, Sporades included the now-Turkish island of İmroz (Greek Imvros), Samothrace, Thasos, Lemnos, and Áyios Evstrátios in the northeast Aegean. The Western Sporades were the scattered small islands of the southwestern Aegean, with the exception of the Cyclades and the islands of the Saronic Gulf; the Western Sporades included Hydra and Spétsai.

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  • Sporădes — (gr.), 1) bei den Alten solche Fixsterne, welche zu keinem von ihnen gebildeten Sternbilde gerechnet wurden; 2) so v.w. Sporaden …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Sporades — Infobox Greek Isles name = Sporades native name = Βόρειες Σποράδες skyline = sky caption = coordinates = chain = Sporades isles = 24 area = highest mount = elevation = periph = Thessaly prefect = Magnesia capital = population = pop as of =… …   Wikipedia

  • Sporades — geographical name two island groups Greece in the Aegean: the Northern Sporades (chief island Skyros, N of Euboea & E of Thessaly) & the Southern Sporades (chiefly Samos, Ikaria, & the Dodecanese, off SW Turkey) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sporades — Spor•a•des [[t]ˈspɔr əˌdiz[/t]] n. pl. geg two groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the one (Northern Sporades) off the E coast of Greece; the other(Southern Sporades) including the Dodecanese, off the SW coast of Asia Minor …   From formal English to slang

  • Sporades — /ˈspɒrədiz/ (say sporuhdeez) plural noun two groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the Northern Sporades, off the east coast of Greece, and the Southern Sporades (including the Dodecanese) off the south west coast of Turkey …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sporades — /spawr euh deez /; Gk. /spaw rddah dhes/, n.pl. two groups of Greek islands in the Aegean: the one (Northern Sporades) off the E coast of Greece; the other (Southern Sporades), including the Dodecanese, off the SW coast of Asia Minor …   Useful english dictionary

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