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variants or Heracleopolite
: of or relating to the ancient city of Heracleopolis in northern Egypt
often used of the kings of the IXth and Xth dynasties in Egypt


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plural -s
: a native or inhabitant of the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleopolis

Word History



Heracleopolit-, Heracleopolis, ancient city of Egypt + English -an or -ite

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“Heracleopolitan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heracleopolitan. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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