[ ah-boo sim-bel, -buhl ]
/ ˈɑ bu ˈsɪm bɛl, -bəl /
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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.
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Also Abu Sim·bil [sim-bil]. /ˈsɪm bɪl/.
Also called Ipsambul.
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How to use Abu Simbel in a sentence
Only a lizard scuttling over the dark-washed bedroom wall, first cousin to the chameleon you saw at Abu Simbel.Round the Wonderful World|G. E. Mitton
At Abu-Simbel the skin is painted a pale yellow—the Egyptian equivalent for white—his eyes blue, and his beard and eyebrows red.Patriarchal Palestine|Archibald Henry Sayce
Most beautiful of these was the temple of Abu Simbel, guarded by four famous statues of this king.
And nobody knew if the steam dahabeah had hurried on before us, to anchor out of sight round the oblique faade of Abu Simbel.
With pleasure would we have given immediate chase, had not the Enchantress been pledged to remain at Abu Simbel till afternoon.
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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