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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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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The first known use of thebe was in 1967

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a strong desire or propensity

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