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Syrtis is, f

, Σύρτις, a sand-bank in the sea.— Esp., two sand-banks on the coast of Africa: Syrtis maior, near Cyrenaica, now Sidra; and Syrtis minor, now Cabes, S., V., H., O., Tb., Pr.: per Syrtīs iter aestuosas facturus, i. e. through sandy Africa, H.—Fig.: Syrtim patrimoni, scopulum libentius dixerim.

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