Chios



[kahy-os, -ohs, kee-; Greek khee-aws] /ˈkaɪ ɒs, -oʊs, ˈki-; Greek ˈxi ɔs/

noun
1.
a Greek island in the Aegean, near the W coast of Turkey. 322 sq. mi. (834 sq. km).
2.
a seaport on and the capital of this island.
/ˈkiːɒs; -əʊs/
noun
1.
an island in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Turkey: belongs to Greece. Capital: Chios. Pop: 51 936 (2001). Area: 904 sq km (353 sq miles)
2.
a port on the island of Chios: in ancient times, one of the 12 Ionian city-states. Pop (municipality): 25 671 (2001).

mentioned in Acts 20:15, an island in the Aegean Sea, about 5 miles distant from the mainland, having a roadstead, in the shelter of which Paul and his companions anchored for a night when on his third missionary return journey. It is now called Scio.

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