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  1. flourished c3200 b.c., traditionally the unifier and 1st king of Egypt: founder of the 1st dynasty.
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Examples from the Web for menes

Historical Examples

  • Menes (the first King of the first dynasty on Manetho's list) is at their head.

    Museum of Antiquity

    L. W. Yaggy

  • Menes was the king who succeeded in accomplishing the unification of Egypt.

  • Dynasty; and, in the other direction, all schemes commence with Menes.


    John Francis Arundell

  • The friends of Menes seek in vain to persuade him to dispute the throne.

  • Menes, who is said to have been the first king of Egypt, was believed to be a god.

British Dictionary definitions for menes


  1. the first king of the first dynasty of Egypt (?3100 bc). He is said to have united Upper and Lower Egypt and founded Memphis
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