sir'-tis (surtis):

the Revised Version (British and American) form for "quicksands" in Acts 27:17. These sandbanks, off the northern coast of Africa, have from early times been regarded as a source of danger to mariners. Virgil refers to them (Aen. iv.40 f). In Paul's voyage, the ship, driven by a tempestuous wind, Euraquilo, was in peril of being cast-upon them.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SYRTIS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.