the·​be ˈthā-(ˌ)bā How to pronounce thebe (audio)
plural thebe or thebes
a monetary subunit of the pula see pula at Money Table

Examples of thebe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thebes rose to prominence as the new capital of the kingdom. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 12 May 2017

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Word History


Tswana, literally, shield

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thebe was in 1967

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“Thebe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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