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Samos US English

A Greek island in the Aegean Sea, close to the coast of western Turkey

Samos New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Greek island in the Aegean

Pythagoras US English

Circa 580–500 bc, Greek philosopher; known as Pythagoras of Samos. Pythagoras sought to interpret the entire physical world in terms of numbers and founded their systematic and mystical study. He is best known for the theorem of the right-angled triangle

Aristarchus1 US English

(3rd century bc), Greek astronomer; known as Aristarchus of Samos. Founder of an important school of Hellenic astronomy, he was aware of the rotation of the earth around the sun and so was able to account for the seasons

Aristarchus of Samos in Aristarchus1 US English

(3rd century bc), Greek astronomer; known as Aristarchus of Samos. Founder of an important school of Hellenic astronomy, he was aware of the rotation of the earth around the sun and so was able to account for the seasons

Pythagoras of Samos in Pythagoras US English

Circa 580–500 bc, Greek philosopher; known as Pythagoras of Samos. Pythagoras sought to interpret the entire physical world in terms of numbers and founded their systematic and mystical study. He is best known for the theorem of the right-angled triangle