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  1. an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Botswana, the 100th part of a pula.
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Historical Examples of thebe

  • We went to Thebe the strong city of Eetion, sacked it, and brought hither the spoil.

    The Iliad


  • But it is in the plain of Thebe that they are seen near together.

  • Thebe is distant from Astyra 70, and from Andeira 60 stadia.

  • Thebe, daughter of Jason and wife of Alexander of Pherae, ii, 25.

    De Officiis

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • At present Adramytteni possess the greater part of it; there are Thebe and Lyrnessus, a strong place, but both are deserted.

British Dictionary definitions for thebe


  1. astronomy an inner satellite of Jupiter discovered in 1979
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Word Origin for Thebe

C20: named after Thebe, mythical queen of Thebes
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