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ˈkæl sɪs, -kɪsChal·cis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Chalcis, genus Chalcis(noun)

    type genus of the Chalcididae


  1. Chalcis(ProperNoun)

    A city in Euboea, Greece.

    Etymology: From Χαλκίς


  1. Chalcis

    Chalcis or Chalkida, the chief town of the island of Euboea in Greece, is situated on the strait of the Evripos at its narrowest point. The name is preserved from antiquity and is derived from the Greek χαλκός, though there is no trace of any mines in the area. In the late Middle Ages, it was known as Negropont, a name that was applied to the entire island of Euboea as well.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chalcis

    the ancient capital of Euboea or Negropont.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. chalcis

    An ancient Greek city, of great antiquity, the capital of the island of Eubœa. It rose to great eminence, but finally became a tributary of Athens, from whose sway it revolted several times, being as often, however, subdued, and held until the downfall of the Athenian empire at the close of the Peloponnesian war. In later times it was successively occupied by the Macedonians, Antiochus, Mithridates, and the Romans. It joined the Achæans in the last war against the Romans, and the town was in consequence destroyed by Mummius. The modern city of Egripo, or Negropont, built on its site, for a time in possession of the Venetians, was taken by the Turks in 1470.

How to pronounce Chalcis?

  1. Alex
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How to say Chalcis in sign language?

  1. chalcis


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chalcis in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chalcis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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