Thebes

geographical name
\ ˈthēbz How to pronounce Thebes (audio) \

Definition of Thebes

1 or ancient Thebae \ ˈthē-​(ˌ)bē How to pronounce Thebae (audio) \ or Diospolis \ dī-​ˈä-​spə-​lis How to pronounce Diospolis (audio) \ ancient city on the Nile River in southern Egypt at a location south of modern Qena — see karnak, luxor
2 ancient city in Boeotia, eastern Greece, north-northwest of Athens

Other Words from Thebes

Theban \ ˈthē-​bən How to pronounce Theban (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Thebes.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thebes. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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