Meaning of SYRTIS in English

ˈsərd.ə̇s noun

or syrt ˈsərt

( plural syr·tes -rd.(ˌ)ēz, -rˌtēz ; or syrts )

Etymology: 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

archaic : quicksand , bog

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