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Thebes

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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.

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OTHER WORDS FROM Thebes

The·ba·ic [thi-bey-ik], /θɪˈbeɪ ɪk/, adjectiveThe·ban [thee-buhn], /ˈθi bən/, adjective, noun
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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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