Definition of Syrtes

1. syrtis [n] - See also: syrtis



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Syrtes

syringotomies
syringotomy
syrinx
syrinxes
syrma
syrmas
syrphian
syrphians
syrphid
syrphids
syrphus
syrphus flies
syrphus fly
syrphuses
syrt
syrtes (current term)
syrtic
syrtis
syrts
syrup
syrup of figs
syrup of ipecac
syruped
syrupier
syrupiest
syrupily
syrupiness
syruping
syruplike
syrups

Literary usage of Syrtes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Geography System of Herodotus Examined and Explained, by a Comparison by James Rennell (1830)
"CONCERNING THE TWO GULFS, ANCIENTLY DENOMINATED THE syrtes : AS ALSO CONCERNING THE LAKE AND RIVER TRITONIS ; THE TEMPLE AND ..."

2. The Classical Museum by Leonhard Schmitz (1849)
"Vastas aperit syrtes.—All the commentators and translators adopt Heyne's ... But the addition of vastas to syrtes shows plainly that the action of aperit is ..."

3. The Pharsalia of Lucan by Lucan (1853)
"They embark for the kingdom of Juba; the syrtes are described, 300-318. ... The fleet, having escaped the syrtes, anchors off the coast of Libya, 368-370. ..."

4. Herodotus by Herodotus, William Beloe (1830)
"... by the following accident:—a south wind had dried up all their reservoirs ; and the whole country, as far as the syrtes, was destitute of water. ..."

5. Thirteen Satires of Juvenal by Juvenal, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor (1878)
"... Calpe : the syrtes, so dangerous to the corn-fleets from Libya (vin 117 seq.), seem to be meant. opposite coast were known as the pillars of Hercules, ..."

6. The Geography System of Herodotus Examined and Explained, by a Comparison by James Rennell (1830)
"CONCERNING THE TWO GULFS, ANCIENTLY DENOMINATED THE syrtes : AS ALSO CONCERNING THE LAKE AND RIVER TRITONIS ; THE TEMPLE AND ..."

7. The Classical Museum by Leonhard Schmitz (1849)
"Vastas aperit syrtes.—All the commentators and translators adopt Heyne's ... But the addition of vastas to syrtes shows plainly that the action of aperit is ..."

8. The Pharsalia of Lucan by Lucan (1853)
"They embark for the kingdom of Juba; the syrtes are described, 300-318. ... The fleet, having escaped the syrtes, anchors off the coast of Libya, 368-370. ..."

9. Herodotus by Herodotus, William Beloe (1830)
"... by the following accident:—a south wind had dried up all their reservoirs ; and the whole country, as far as the syrtes, was destitute of water. ..."

10. Thirteen Satires of Juvenal by Juvenal, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor (1878)
"... Calpe : the syrtes, so dangerous to the corn-fleets from Libya (vin 117 seq.), seem to be meant. opposite coast were known as the pillars of Hercules, ..."

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