Thebes

[ theebz ]
/ θibz /
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noun

an ancient city in Upper Egypt, on the Nile, whose ruins are located in the modern towns of Karnak and Luxor: a former capital of Egypt.
a city of ancient Greece, in Boeotia: a rival of ancient Athens.
Related formsThe·ba·ic [thi-bey-ik] /θɪˈbeɪ ɪk/, adjectiveThe·ban [thee-buh n] /ˈθi bən/, adjective, noun
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Theban

/ (ˈθiːbən) /

adjective

of or relating to the ancient Greek city of Thebes or its inhabitants
of or relating to the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes or its inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of Thebes

British Dictionary definitions for theban (2 of 2)

Thebes

/ (θiːbz) /

noun

(in ancient Greece) the chief city of Boeotia, destroyed by Alexander the Great (336 bc)
(in ancient Egypt) a city on the Nile: at various times capital of Upper Egypt or of the entire country
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