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enosis

Line breaks: eno¦sis
Pronunciation: /ɪˈnəʊsɪs
 
, ˈɛnəsɪs
 
/

Definition of enosis in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The political union of Cyprus and Greece, as an aim or ideal of certain Greeks and Cypriots.
Example sentences
  • Cyprus's Greek community has long desired enosis, political union of Cyprus with Greece, for a long time.
  • Turkish troops seized the northern part of Cyprus in 1974 in response to an Athens-engineered military coup aimed at enosis.
  • Nearly 80 percent of the population, who were ethnically Greek, wanted enosis.

Origin

1920s: from modern Greek henōsis, from hena 'one'.

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