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Benu

or Bennu

[ben-oo] /ˈbɛn u/
noun
1.
the sacred bird of ancient Egypt, corresponding to the phoenix.
Origin of Benu
vocalization of Egyptian bnw heron
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  • Modern Benin was far enough removed from Oku and the upper reaches of the Benu to render the title vague and seemingly mistaken.

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  • Though the trees on the opposite bank were clearly visible in the ever–spreading moonlight, the Benu itself was invisible.

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  • If she had never seen the gourd it was more than probable that she would never have gazed on the Benu River.

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  • There are also noticed several coins struck by rebels under the Benu Rasool dynasty.

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