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[neg-ev] /ˈnɛg ɛv/
a partially reclaimed desert region and district in S Israel, bordering on the Sinai Peninsula. 4700 sq. mi. (12,173 sq. km).
Capital: Beersheba.
Also, Negeb
[neg-eb] /ˈnɛg ɛb/ (Show IPA)
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  • On the south are the wolds of the negeb plateau, with the plains of Beersheba beyond.

    Tent Work in Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
  • Its name, negeb, Dry Land, well describes its general character.

    Biblical Geography and History Charles Foster Kent
  • This district was therefore rightly termed negeb, "the arid land."

  • The south also was negeb, the desert, since the desert shut in Palestine to the south, as the sea to the west.

    The Astronomy of the Bible E. Walter Maunder
  • The negeb still supports a considerable nomad population, and their flocks and herds are numerous.

    Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
British Dictionary definitions for negeb


the S part of Israel, on the Gulf of Aqaba: a triangular-shaped semidesert region, with large areas under irrigation; scene of fighting between Israeli and Egyptian forces in 1948. Chief town: Beersheba. Area: 12 820 sq km (4950 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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