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ˈseɪ mɒs, ˈsæm oʊsSAMOS

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  1. Samos(ProperNoun)

    A island belonging to the Sporades and a city on it, in the Aegean.

    Etymology: From Σάμος.

  2. Samos(ProperNoun)

    A modern Greek prefecture in the eastern part of the Aegean that includes the island along with the islands of Icaria and Fourni.

    Etymology: From Σάμος.


  1. Samos

    The Samos E or SAMOS program was a relatively short-lived series of reconnaissance satellites for the United States in the early 1960s, also used as a cover for the initial development of the KH-7 Gambit system. Reconnaissance was performed with film cameras and television surveillance from polar low Earth orbits with film canister returns and transmittals over the United States. Samos was first launched in 1960, but not operational until 1963 and all were launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base. SAMOS was also known by the unclassified terms Program 101 and Program 201.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Samos

    a fertile island in the Ægean Sea, about 30 m. long and 8 wide, separated from the coast of Ionia, three-quarters of a mile wide; had an extensive trade with Egypt and Crete; came through various fortunes under the chief Powers of ancient and mediæval Europe till it became subject to Turkey; had a capital of the same name, which in the fifth century B.C. was one of the finest cities in the world.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. samos

    (anc. Cephallenia). A town situated on the eastern coast, opposite Ithaca; was taken and destroyed by the Romans, 189 B.C.

  2. samos

    An island on the west coast of Asia Minor, which was colonized by Ionians about 1043 B.C. Samos was taken by the Athenians, 440; and, with Greece, became subject to Rome, 146. It was taken by the Venetians, 1125; taken by the emperor Leo in the 13th century, and then successively fell into the hands of the Venetians, Genoese, and Turks. At the time of the Greek insurrection the Samians zealously embraced the side of liberty. They expelled the Turks from the island, which they put into a state of defense, establishing an independent government. Various attempts were made by the Turks to regain the island, but they were all foiled by the courage of the people and the vigilance of the Greek fleet. In the treaty, however, which secured the independence and defined the limits of Greece, Samos was still left to Turkey, and the subsequent efforts that she has made have only secured a partial freedom.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SAMOS in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SAMOS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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