\ ˈthīˌnīt, ˈthiˌn- \

Definition of Thinite

: of or relating to the period of culture in Egypt during the First and Second Dynasties from 3000 b.c. to 2778 b.c., characterized by the stereotyping of forms and relative dimensions of statues and reliefs

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History and Etymology for Thinite

Thinis (This), ancient city in central Upper Egypt + English -ite, noun suffix

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“Thinite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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