Greek Submitted Place Names
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EVRYTANIA (Political Subdivision) Greek
Derived from Εὐρυτᾶνες (Eurytanes)
"Eurytanians", the name of an ancient Aetolian tribe who inhabited Eurytania, an ancient region. It is possibly derived from Greek εὐρύτης (eurytes)
meaning "width, breadth", itself a derivative of εὐρύς (eurys)
"wide, broad", or Greek εὔρυτος (eurytos)
meaning "full-flowing", from εὖ (eu)
"well" and ῥέω (rheo)
"to flow, run, stream, gush".... [more]
KALAMATA (Region) Greek
The modern name Kalamáta is a corruption of the older name Καλάμαι, Kalámai, "reeds". The phonetic similarity of Kalamáta with the phrase "kalá mátia" ("good eyes") has led to various folk etymologies.
KRITI (Island) Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Κρήτη (see Crete
). This is the name of the largest and most populous island of Greece, known for its varied terrain, which ranges from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains.
MONOIKOS (Settlement) Greek
This is the name of a 6th century BC Phocaean Greek colony, near what is now Monaco.... [more]
TAYGETOS (Mountain) Greek Mythology, Greek
The Taygetos or Taÿgetus is a mountain range in the Peloponnese peninsula in Southern Greece. The highest mountain of the range is Mount Taygetus; its name is probably pre-Greek and of unknown meaning... [more]
THESSALONIKI (Settlement) English, Greek
The city's name derives from the Greek words Θεσσαλός (Thessalós)
referring to the region of Thessaly and νῑ́κη (nī́kē)
"victory, success"; literally translating to "Thessalian victory"... [more]
ZAKYNTHOS (Island) Greek
Zakynthos is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. It is situated in the Ionian Sea and it is a Greek municipality.