[uh-bahy-duh s]
  1. an ancient ruined city in central Egypt, near Thebes: temples and necropolis.
  2. an ancient town in NW Asia Minor, at the narrowest part of the Hellespont.
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  1. an ancient town in central Egypt: site of many temples and tombs
  2. an ancient Greek colony on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles (Hellespont): scene of the legend of Hero and Leander
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