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Memphian

[ mem-fee-uhn ]

noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis.
  2. a native or resident of Memphis, Tennessee.


Memphian

/ ˈmɛmfɪən /

adjective

  1. of or relating to ancient Memphis or its inhabitants


noun

  1. an inhabitant or native of ancient Memphis
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Memphian1

First recorded in 1585–95; Memphi(s) + -an
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Example Sentences

Through the Memphian dark of the tomb cut a spear of light, touching the last stone of the stairway.

But history and tradition assert that they were the tombs of the Memphian Kings.

Cheops, one of the Memphian Kings, built the largest of the Pyramids, and near it are several others not much less in size.

Memphian, mem′fi-an, adj. relating to Memphis, an ancient capital of Egypt.

Your Memphian, however, is not at all content to date from 1820.

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