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Philae

[fahy-lee]
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noun
  1. an island in the Nile, in Upper Egypt: the site of ancient temples; now submerged by the waters of Lake Nasser.
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  • Four of us, marooned at Philae, not knowing it, and night coming on.

    It Happened in Egypt

    C. N. Williamson

  • During our stay at Philae she found a troglodyte who was induced to teach her his language.

  • In Philae one is wrapped in a radiance of color and one can only dream.

    The Spell of Egypt

    Robert Hichens

  • The ancient Egyptians swore solemnly "By him who sleeps in Philae."

    The Spell of Egypt

    Robert Hichens

  • There are moments, indeed, when I identify Egypt with Philae.

    The Spell of Egypt

    Robert Hichens


British Dictionary definitions for philae

Philae

noun
  1. an island in Upper Egypt, in the Nile north of the Aswan Dam: of religious importance in ancient times; almost submerged since the raising of the level of the dam
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