- ancient kingdom on the E coast of the Ionian Sea, in what is now S Albania & NW Greece (fl. 3d cent. )
- region of modern Greece, in the same general area
An ancient country on the Ionian Sea in present-day northwest Greece and southern Albania. It flourished in the 3rd century BC and was later a Roman province. An independent state after AD 1204, Epirus was conquered by the Turks in the 15th century.
- rise up
From Latin Epirus, from Ancient Greek Ἤπειρος (Ḗpeiros, “mainland”).