Definition of enosis in English:


Syllabification: e·no·sis
Pronunciation: /iˈnōsis, ēˈnō-, ˈenōsēs


  • The political union of Cyprus and Greece, as an aim or ideal of certain Greeks and Cypriots.
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    • 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.


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

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