Definition of syrtos in English:

syrtos

(also surtos)

noun

  • In classical and modern Greece: a folk dance in which the dancers link hands to form a chain or circle, headed by a leader who intermittently breaks away to perform improvised steps.

Origin

Early 19th century. From modern Greek συρτός (Hellenistic Greek συρτός, name of a dance), use as noun of ancient Greek συρτός, adjective from σύρειν to drag along, sweep away + -τός, suffix forming verbal adjectives.

Pronunciation

syrtos

/ˈsəːtɒs/