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Philae

[fahy-lee] /ˈfaɪ li/
noun
1.
an island in the Nile, in Upper Egypt: the site of ancient temples; now submerged by the waters of Lake Nasser.
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  • Four of us, marooned at Philae, not knowing it, and night coming on.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • During our stay at Philae she found a troglodyte who was induced to teach her his language.

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • The ancient Egyptians swore solemnly "By him who sleeps in Philae."

    The Spell of Egypt Robert Hichens
  • Imagine this, and you have "Pharaoh's Bed" and the temple of Philae as they are to-day.

    The Spell of Egypt Robert Hichens
  • Now, in all Egypt, and I suppose in all the world there is nothing just like Philae.

    The Spell of Egypt Robert Hichens
  • In Philae one is wrapped in a radiance of color and one can only dream.

    The Spell of Egypt Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for Philae

Philae

/ˈfaɪliː/
noun
1.
an island in Upper Egypt, in the Nile north of the Aswan Dam: of religious importance in ancient times; almost submerged since the raising of the level of the dam
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