Definition of enosis in English:

enosis

Pronunciation /ˈɛnəsɪs//ɪˈnəʊsɪs/

noun

mass noun
  • The political union of Cyprus and Greece, as an aim or ideal of certain Greeks and Cypriots.

    • ‘Turkish troops seized the northern part of Cyprus in 1974 in response to an Athens-engineered military coup aimed at enosis.’
    • ‘The aim was to force enosis with Greece, but Makarios survived and led Cypriot resistance to the coup.’
    • ‘Cyprus's Greek community has long desired enosis, political union of Cyprus with Greece, for a long time.’
    • ‘Nearly 80 percent of the population, who were ethnically Greek, wanted enosis.’
    • ‘Greek Cypriots hoped the British would help them achieve their long-cherished aim of enosis with the Greek mainland.’
    • ‘The Turks invaded, in 1974, just as the island was edging towards reunion or enosis with Greece.’
    union, merger, fusion, fusing, amalgamation, integration, coalition, junction, combination, consolidation, confederation, federation
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Origin

1920s: from modern Greek henōsis, from hena ‘one’.

Pronunciation

enosis

/ˈɛnəsɪs//ɪˈnəʊsɪs/