thebe

[ te-be ]
/ ˈtɛ bɛ /

noun

an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Botswana, one 100th of a pula.

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Origin of thebe

First recorded in 1975–80; from Setswana: literally, “shield”
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British Dictionary definitions for thebe

Thebe
/ (ˈθiːbɪ) /

noun

astronomy an inner satellite of Jupiter discovered in 1979

Word Origin for Thebe

C20: named after Thebe, mythical queen of Thebes
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