thebe

noun
the·​be | \ ˈthā-(ˌ)bā How to pronounce thebe (audio) \
plural thebe or thebes

Definition of thebe

a monetary subunit of the pula — see pula at Money Table

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Recent Examples on the Web Thebes rose to prominence as the new capital of the kingdom. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "First Evidence of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Garden Found in Luxor," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of thebe

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thebe

Tswana, literally, shield

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“Thebe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thebe. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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