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Syene

[sahy-ee-nee]
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noun
  1. ancient name of Aswan.
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Examples from the Web for syene

Historical Examples

  • Egyptian obelisks are generally made of red granite of Syene.

    Museum of Antiquity

    L. W. Yaggy

  • The distance from Syene to the sea is a month's journey for a horseman.

  • This is a pseudo-Egyptian obelisk, cut by the Romans in the quarry of Syene.

    The New York Obelisk

    Charles E. Moldenke

  • The material of which the obelisks are made is the granite of Syene.

    The New York Obelisk

    Charles E. Moldenke

  • It is 68 feet high, and was cut out of a single stone from the quarries of Syene.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd


British Dictionary definitions for syene

Syene

noun
  1. transliteration of the Ancient Greek name for Aswan
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