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Thebes

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geographical name \ˈthēbz\

Definition of Thebes

  1. 1 or ancient The·bae play \ˈthē-(ˌ)bē\ or Di·os·po·lis play \dī-ˈäs-pə-lis\ ancient city S Egypt on the Nile S of modern Qena — see karnak, luxor

  2. 2 ancient city E Greece in Boeotia NNW of Athens

The·ban play \ˈthē-bən\ adjective or noun



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