syrtis

noun syr·tis \ ˈsərtə̇s \
variants: or syrt \ˈsərt\

Definition of syrtis

plural syrtes \-rt(ˌ)ēz, -rˌtēz\ or syrts
archaic

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Origin and Etymology of syrtis

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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