variants or syrt
plural syrtes
or syrts

Word History


Latin Syrtis (from Greek), either of two inlets of the Mediterranean sea on the coast of northern Africa (Gulf of Gabès and Gulf of Sidra), known in classical times for their quicksands

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“Syrtis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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