Thebaid

[thee-bey-id, -bee-]
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noun

the ancient region surrounding Thebes, in Egypt.

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Thebaid

noun

the territory around ancient Thebes in Egypt, or sometimes around Thebes in Greece
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Word Origin and History for thebaid

Thebaid

n.

1727, "district around Thebes (in Egypt)," formerly haunted by hermits and ascetics. Also, "pertaining to (Boeotian) Thebes" in Greece, especially in reference to the poem by Statius.

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