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Meaning & History
From a French corruption of Greek Λευκωσία (Lefkosía), which is of uncertain meaning. The most probable theory states that it is derived from the Greek phrase λευκό περιουσία (lefkó periousía) meaning "white estate". This is the name of the capital city of Cyprus.