[ ah-boo sim-bel, -buh l ]
/ ˈɑ bu ˈsɪm bɛl, -bəl /
a former village in S Egypt, on the Nile: site of two temples of Ramses II; now inundated by Lake Nasser, created by the Aswan High Dam.
English Words From The PharaohsMost people recognize Ancient Greek and Latin as the primary donors to the English language. However, some of the most ancient words in English actually trace back to Ancient Egypt.
Also Abu Sim·bil [sim-bil] /ˈsɪm bɪl/.
Also called Ipsambul.
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British Dictionary definitions for abu simbel
/ (ˌæbuː ˈsɪmbəl) /
a former village in S Egypt: site of two temples of Rameses II, which were moved to higher ground (1966–67) before the area behind the Aswan High Dam was floodedAlso called: Ipsambul
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